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These are truly women to watch and Veza Community is so pleased to share their brilliance.

May their stories inspire YOU to rise.

Meet Michelle Casavant

Michelle is the proud mom of two young children, an entrepreneur with her own law practice, Casavant Law. She also works as a negotiator and senior consultation advisor for the federal government. She is learning to say no to additional commitments that take up the remains of her free time.

Tell me in 100 words who you are? How would you describe yourself.

My meaning and purpose is to serve and support others. As a proud Métis woman I take great responsibility for my community because of the position I am in; financially, socially, physically, and mentally. have been working in Aboriginal law for the past 15 years; I also have my own wills and estate planning practice, Casavant Law. I generally sit on 2-3 boards at a time, currently on @clebc and @promisevancouver. I thrive on mentoring young Indigenous lawyers, supporting struggling Indigenous and refugee families, being a great friend. Most importantly I am blessed to have a healthy young family.

What is the name of your company?

Casavant Law

What motivates/inspires you to get up each morning?

Being a better person every day: being a better mom and wife, eating healthier, exercising, journaling, being grateful.

What contribution are you most proud of to date?

My ability to help people.

What is it that you feel that you teach others through how you act/show up each day?

Genuine caring for people helps them thrive.

What’s one change you would like to see in this world?

People caring about others more than themselves.

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