Lessons from the Judy Project
and Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women


Join us for an interactive panel discussion with some of Canada's highest-performing women.

The Judy Project is one of Canada’s leading executive forums, uniquely designed to support and prepare women who are ascending into executive leadership and C-suite positions. It is part of Rotman’s Initiative for Women in Business, which supports the career development of female professionals.


Moderator: Due to unfortunate last minute circumstances, Colleen Moorehead was unable to moderate and Jane Kinney kindly stepped in to do so. Colleen was instrumental in organizing the speakers and the outline for the session.

  • Jane Kinney is a Corporate Director and Retired Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada.
  • Colleen Moorehead is chief client officer, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, founder and current business director of The Judy Project, and editor of "The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: Leadership Lessons from The Judy Project".



  • Maria Theofilaktidis, EVP Global Finance, Scotiabank
  • Jane Russell, Past EVP Head of Consumer Distribution, TD Bank
  • Monique Allen, EVP Data & Technology, OMERS


The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: Leadership Lessons from The Judy Project

Edited by Colleen Moorehead

This important book for businesswomen looks at the 10 key characteristics of today’s winning leaders. These characteristics — like compassion, honesty, and authenticity — were once seen as feminine weaknesses in business. But today they define the leader who strengthens organizations rather than undermines them.

This book comes from the voices of experience, powerful executives such as Kathleen Taylor, the Royal Bank’s chair of the board; Shelly Lazarus, chair emeritus of Ogilvy and Mather; and Annette Verschuren, former president of Home Depot Canada. They’re among the 70 women who tell compelling, first-person stories about ambition, courage, and the hard choices they’ve made to manage personal and professional lives in the real world of business. It’s sage advice for young women about how they can move up in organizations while remaining true to themselves and to their families.

The first 10 members who registered for the event received a free copy of the book.  If you wish to purchase a copy, you can go to a bookstore near you or online at Amazon.ca or Indigo/Chapters.