Mar 3, 2020
Osler is extremely pleased to announce that Colleen Moorehead, the firm’s Chief Client Officer, has been honoured by YWCA Toronto with a 2020 Women of Distinction Award. She joins six other women who have been identified as leaders in their fields and steadfast champions for the rights of women and girls in Toronto and beyond.
Colleen 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. As Chief Client Officer, she 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.
In addition to her role at Osler, Colleen is 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.
Colleen is the 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.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. The honourees will be celebrated at the 2020 awards ceremony on May 28, 2020. More information about the Women of Distinction Awards can be found here.