Meet Lauren and Claire Doughty
Doughty & Doughty Barristers & Solicitors Professional Corporation,
What is the greatest joy you get from owning your business?
The greatest joy of owning our business is having the autonomy and independence to create a law practice that provides legal services that serves the members of our community and surrounding area in a meaningful way. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be able to live and work together as sisters in our hometown and we look forward to continuing to grow our business in Muskoka.
What does being a woman bring to your industry?
The landscape of the legal profession is continuing to evolve and there are more female lawyers than ever before. Being a female lawyer contributes to the increasing diversity of our profession. Women are strong, resourceful, collaborative, intuitive and intelligent, all important attributes for being a skilled lawyer. In starting our own legal practice we have had tremendous support from other senior female lawyers in the Muskoka area and feel very fortunate to have wonderful female mentors who have helped to pave the way for us.
What advice do you have for other women that are thinking of starting up a business?
For any woman out there that is considering starting her own business, we encourage her to take the plunge. Being your own boss means you are in charge of your day, and you are in charge of your future. While being an entrepreneur can be a lot of work, if you are up for the challenge, the rewards are well worth it.