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  • Allyship, Diversity & Inclusion Series 1
    January 27, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AWL presents the first session of its Ally-ship, Diversity and Inclusion Series

Sponsored by DLA Piper: Zoom host Katrina Edgerton-McGhan

Unpacking “Diversity & Inclusion”: The Facts, the Figures, and the Voices

Noren Howg (TransAlta Corporation) and

Susannah Alleyne (Matkovic Allan LLP)

                                  January 27, 2021 at noon VIA ZOOM

 Registration is free for AWL members – don’t forget that membership itself is free for 2021! Sign up at!

The AWL is excited to launch its three-part Ally-ship, Diversity and Inclusion Series on January 27, 2021. In this first session, AWL Board member and in-house counsel Noren Howg, and Calgary litigator Susannah Alleyne will present and host a discussion on the statistics, sociological data, and some of the personal experiences and stories necessary for concrete projects of diversity, inclusion, and ally-ship.


Noren Howg spearheads Diversity and Inclusion efforts at TransAlta Corporation, a leader in clean energy and an ESG focused electricity generator. Noren is the past Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. She has also written many articles about Diversity and Inclusion in the Law Matters Magazine and has a passion for creating more inclusive communities that celebrate diversity.

Susannah Alleyne is a family lawyer and mediator at Matkovic Allan LLP in Calgary. As an active volunteer within the Calgary Bar and the broader Calgary community, Susannah has appeared on Global News to discuss issues of racism and policing, and, is one of the founding organizers of Calgary’s Caribbean Black History Month annual showcase. She is a past co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion committee and has held several board member positions with the Caribbean Community Council of Calgary. Susannah is a mentor with various Black legal and professional organizations in Calgary and is working hard to establish the first Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL). She has a passion for anti-racism work and hopes to continue to shed light on issues of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.


Step one – Register by clicking the button below. Last day to register is January 22, 2021. Make sure you state your full name and your firm name;

Step two –  The AWL Events Committee will send you an e-mail that contains the link to the Zoom meeting, the meeting ID and the password;

Step three – If you don’t have it, download Zoom onto your IPAD, IPOD, Phone or computer from;

Step four – Click on the link from AWL’s email and you will be linked to the diversity event. Follow the prompts and enter the meeting ID and passcode that AWL gave you (Note – on some connections you might not need a passcode but enter it if requested);

Step five – You will be linked to our AWL Allyship, Diversity and Inclusion event! Enjoy this important discussion!



CANCELLATIONS:. No cancellations after January 23, 2021. Once we organize participants, everyone is counting on you to be there!