Colleen Moorehead receives inaugural WCHF Trailblazer Award

Colleen Moorehead

March 8, 2021

Osler is extremely proud to announce that Colleen Moorehead, the firm’s Chief Client Officer, has been 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 diversity in healthcare. It recognizes a visionary individual who is committed to being a role model and a voice for others and creating a more inclusive healthcare system and society.

“Colleen is known in the WCH community for being a tireless champion of the hospital and foundation who has galvanized support and funding for the hospital’s transformational work. I couldn’t think of anyone more fitting to be the first recipient of the WCHF Trailblazer Award,” said Jennifer Bernard, President & CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation.

Eden Oliver, Chair of the Board of Directors of WCHF, presented Colleen with her award in a virtual ceremony on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021. “The indomitable Colleen Moorehead … has had an indelible impact within our community  … and has advocated for women’s health for decades,” she said. “She embodies the tone and spirit of Women’s, of using one’s voice to give voice to others, of encouraging women to support and look out for each other.”

As a member of the 100Women Initiative at WCHF, Colleen is at the forefront of those fighting for health equity. In 2011, she co-founded the Women for Women’s Gala, which has raised more than $4 million for Women’s College Hospital’s vision to revolutionize the healthcare system for women and for all.

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. In addition to her role at Osler, she 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 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.

More information about the WCHF Trailblazer Award can be found here.