Last May I attended a panel discussion on diverse careers for women in the legal profession hosted by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

At the event, two quotes were highlighted.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future…Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.” – Steve Jobs (Stanford Commencement address, 2005)

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.