July Spotlight: Kathrine Uppal
Our spotlightee for the month of July (and for the last month of the 2022-2023 term) is Kathrine Uppal. Kathrine is a partner at Bleay Both Uppal LLP.
1. How did you first get involved with FACL BC?
I was a member of FACL in the beginning of my career; however, as things can go, I found myself not able to take the time to be an active member and attend the initiatives. However, recently, a current FACL member very kindly invited me to attend the Business Development Seminar in celebration of International Women's Day and that was really the turning point in my re-engagement.
2. What has been your favourite FACL event or initiative so far?
The "But I Look Like a Lawyer" initiative has been my favourite. It was really relatable for someone like me and it was empowering to hear those stories.
3. What is something that not many people know about you?
As I thought of an answer to this question, I realized that I might actually enjoy being several hundred feet off the ground. I have been sky-diving, bungee jumping, para-sailing and just recently took a hot-air balloon ride.
4. What advice would you give yourself if you were to go back in time?
If I could give myself any advice, it would be to take a moment to pause, reflect and enjoy. When I look back, I remember always striving to do the next “thing”. I was always focused on the next step in my legal journey that I never really stopped to appreciate how far I had come or what I had accomplished. I wish I took more moments to be proud of the challenges that I overcame along the way.