At Alexander Holburn, we value the professional and personal growth of our lawyers and clients. We are especially conscious of the need to provide mentoring and support opportunities to our female lawyers and clients.

This ethos inspired us to set up the Alexander Holburn Women’s Forum. Our goal is a simple one, but one we believe is very important: to facilitate our female lawyers’ and clients’ support and business development network through enjoyable social activities and information sharing. It’s a progressive and innovative program amongst British Columbia and Ontario law firms and has experienced exponential success.

Memorable Events

By hosting unique events with engaging, relevant programs, our female clients and lawyers can explore the various networking, mentoring and business development opportunities. These opportunities have led to lasting, meaningful relationships both inside and outside the firm.


For over 20 years it has been Alexander Holburn tradition that our female lawyers, students, and managers gather to connect and celebrate the success of our newest female partners. While the pandemic required that we put this event on hold for the last few years, we were pleased to restart tradition in June 2023. We hosted our crystal bowl event in the home of our first female partner and as part of this tradition, each newly appointed female partner received a “crystal bowl” to commemorate this important milestone in their career. The celebration continued with a cocktail reception filled with laughs, memories and socializing.


Over the years, it has been part of our tradition to celebrate the women in our firm and community for International Women’s Day. Our Women’s Forum committee organizes events and activities throughout the week. We also support a charitable organization that is doing amazing work to empower women and girls in our communities. It has been a tradition to host our staff for a brunch and champagne toast on March 8th every year. Learn more about our 2024 initiatives here.

Past International Women’s Day Events

Charity Events

In keeping with our firm’s commitment to helping others in British Columbia and Ontario, the Women’s Forum proudly supports the following organizations through financial donations and fundraising events: