The Judy Project

Rotman School of Management

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  • 12 days
  • online

Rotman School of Management


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Who should attend

Candidates for The Judy Project are executive women typically at the Vice President, C-suite level (for non-profits), or Associate Deputy Minister level (for government), who have 10 or more years of senior leadership experience, a proven track record of accomplishments, and possess the following attributes:

  • aspire to lead a large organization in five to eight years;
  • have clear ambition for themselves, their colleagues and their organization;
  • be passionate about leadership and about the business they are in; and,
  • be equally passionate in their commitment to their family, friends and community.

Note: Applicants from sponsor organizations will be given first priority for seats in the program. Thereafter, applications from non-sponsor organizations will be reviewed.

About the course

An Enlightened Leadership Forum for Executive 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.

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


Bill McEvily

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 organizational and strategic resource. Bill’s research has been published in  Administrative Sc...

Tiziana Casciaro

Tiziana Casciaro is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Rotman and the holder of the Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking at U of T. Her research explores how structural and psychological forces jointly shape behavior in organizations. Her work on organizational networks, power dy...

Jia Lin Xie

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 research ex...

Geeta Sheker

Geeta Sheker is the Director of the Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, championing the career success and advancement of women. In 2003 she oversaw the launch of the nationally renowned Judy Project, a high-impact annual leadership program ...

Mia Pearson

A combination of entrepreneurial spirit and timing led Mia Pearson to co-found North Strategic, a communications agency built on the belief that social needs to be integrated into everything you do. A serial entrepreneur, Ms. Pearson left her position as regional president for Fleishman Hillard C...

Colleen Moorehead

Colleen is Chief Client Officer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. She is responsible for implementing Osler’s client-focused business development strategy. Colleen works closely with the Managing Partner and the members of the firm’s Client Relations Committee to deepen and strengthen existing...

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