Pallett Valo Women Leadership Interview
Tell us about your position at Pallett Valo
I am member of the construction litigation group at Pallett Valo. I assist the senior associates and partners with complex construction lien matters and have carriage of a number of smaller construction related files. I came from a general litigation back ground and choose to specialize early on in my career.
What are some of your biggest achievements/accomplishments within your legal career and why is this so important to you?
I would say that my biggest accomplishment to date has been becoming a member of the Construction Group at Pallett Valo. It quickly became apparent that this group has an excellent reputation in the construction bar as well as the industry, and I am proud to say I am a member of a female-led team.
What woman inspires you and why?
I am very fortunate to have grown up surrounded by many women who I look up to and who inspire me daily. First and foremost, my mother because she taught me, through example, the importance of being independent and of prioritizing my education and career. Secondly, I grew up attending an all-girls summer camp in Algonquin Park where I cultivated many relationships with incredible women that have lasted throughout my adult life. I admire these women for their strength, confidence and ability to band together and create an indestructible support system whenever needed. In university, I became a member of an international woman’s fraternity and am still very close with a handful of women who inspire me every day through their commitment to family, community, charity and professional development. Lastly, Maria Ruberto and Anna Esposito, the partners in the Construction Group at Pallett Valo, inspire me professionally because of their achievements and the respect they have gained through the industry. I am very fortunate to be working directly under them and learning from them every day.
Contact Jill Snelgrove at: 905.273.3022 Ext. 281