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The Judy Project

The Judy Project
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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. Employing a variety of learning approaches, the Program integrates leading academic research by Rotman Faculty with expertise from an impressive roster of distinguished CEO and Executive guest speakers from Canadian and global organizations.

Intensely experiential, this highly acclaimed and exclusive forum enables women to embrace their own ambition, cultivate personal and team leadership from within their organizations and form a critical peer advisory board to support their evolving leadership priorities.

Program Themes:

Excellence and Influential Women Leaders

Senior guest executives share their experiences of navigating the upper reaches of organizations

Becoming an Exceptional Leader

Through case studies, mindfulness and intensive self-reflection, participants hone their leadership strengths and focus on their best-functioning talents

Leadership and Networks

Understanding stereotypes and biases related to female leadership, and the productive strategies to overcome them

The Art of Personal Branding

Exploring the role that public relations and social media play in developing a professional personal brand

Leadership in Organizational Crisis

Through case studies and self-assessments, participants explore their leadership strengths under organizational crisis and stress-coping capacity

Global Leadership

Understanding the challenges inherent in cross-cultural communication and management, and developing strategies for effective global leadership

Leader as Architect: Designing Your Future

Participants are invited to join a Personal Advisory Board (PAB), to provide ongoing professional and personal support that sustains the Forum’s impact on leadership

Who should attend

Senior Management, Senior Vice Presidents, Partners, Managing Directors, and Executive Leaders

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Professor of Strategic Management Degrees: PhD, University of Minnesota BS, Clarkson University Bill McEvily is a Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman, where he teaches courses on social networks, strategy implementation and organizational theory. His research explores social capital as an...
Bio Tiziana Casciaro is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Rotman and the Jim Fisher Professor in Leadership Development at UofT. Her research explores how structural and psychological forces jointly shape behavior in organizations. Her work on organizational networks, power dynamics, cha...
Bio Jia Lin Xie is Magna Professor in Management and Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management at Rotman. Her research focuses on the fit between employees and their work environment (P-E fit) and the effects of such fit and misfit on employee well-being. Another area of her resear...