Congratulations to our partner, Echelon Wealth Partners, and Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Client Officer Deborah McGrath, on the success of their inaugural “Why Not Now” event on the evening of June 6, 2019. The turnout and engagement of all in attendance was excellent.

A selection of contributing authors read inspiring excerpts from “The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women,” a book containing real stories and sage advice from 70 of Canada’s top female business leaders.

Moderator: Colleen Moorehead, Chief Client Officer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Speakers: Alison Coville, Former President of Hudson’s Bay Company, Heather Fraser, Founder of Vuka Innovation, Sarah Davis, President of Loblaw Companies Limited, Nancy Vonk, Co-Founder of Swim.

The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women

This important new book for Canadian business women 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, some 70 women who have participated in The Judy Project, a leadership program run by the Rotman School of Management that has trained 400 women for future leadership positions. These women 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.