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Colleen Moorehead recognized with YWCA Toronto 2021 Women of Distinction Award

May 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Osler is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, Colleen Moorehead, the firm’s Chief Client Officer, has been honoured by YWCA Toronto with a Women of Distinction Award. She joins six other women who are being recognized for driving change in their communities and around the globe.

As Chief Client Officer, Colleen is responsible for implementing Osler’s client-focused business development strategy and is a strong proponent of the firm’s culture of inclusion and diversity. She is a business leader, trailblazer and mobilizer whose efforts to support, mentor and advance women throughout her 30-year career have contributed to meaningful organizational changes for Canadian companies and women in business.

This year’s event is dedicated to YWCA Toronto’s heroic frontline workers who are attending the event as honoured guests.

Earlier this year, Colleen was honoured by Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) with the inaugural WCHF Trailblazer Award. This award celebrates a member of the Women’s College Hospital community who has had a measurable impact on the hospital foundation and community as a champion for equity and healthcare. It recognizes a visionary individual who’s committed to being a role model and a voice for others and creating a more inclusive healthcare system and society. As a member of the 100Women initiative at WCHF, Colleen is at the forefront of those fighting for health equity.

Colleen is also the co-founder and business director of the Judy Project at the University of Toronto’s Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. This initiative is a leadership forum designed to empower and prepare women to take on executive leadership positions. Since its launch in 2003, the Judy Project has supported the ascent of more than 400 women into C-suite positions.

As well, Colleen is editor of the best-selling leadership book, The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: Leadership Lessons from the Judy Project. The book features personal stories from 70 Canadian women business leaders, including Osler’s National Co-chair Dale Ponder and partner Tracy Sandler, and highlights their perspectives on the characteristics of great leaders.

The YWCA Toronto’s 40th Women of Distinction Awards Gala takes place virtually on Thursday, June 3, 2021.