Past Knowledge Transfer Events

Women at the Top of Their Game

An extraordinary group of women came together to discuss how they have made it to the 'Top of Their Game', and the lessons they learned on the way. Click here to see the Global News segment about the event.

The panel discussion was moderated by Susan Hay:

Veteran broadcaster and TV host Susan Hay has been covering local community events and hosting news segments for more than 20 years.  Susan is host of “Making a Difference”, a twice-weekly news segment airing Monday and Wednesday evenings in the News Hour.  Susan has been a long time friend and supporter of the Junior League, having hosted a number of past events.  She is an exemplary civic leader, and is committed to many organizations including Ronald McDonald House (where she sits on the board), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


During the 2014 World Cup, Magali Harvey's jaw-dropping 87-metre run for a try against France made sport highlight reels all over the world. Harvey was Canada's leading scorer at the World Cup with 61 points, second only to Emily Scarratt of England and was awarded Player of the Year for 2014. During her first season with St. Francis Xavier University, Harvey was named AUS Rookie of the year and she was named as an AUS All-Canadian three years in a row, from 2010-2012. Harvey featured on Canada's Women's Sevens Team at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens, helping Canada finish a best-ever second place behind New

Sheila Botting is Partner & National Real Estate Leader for Deloitte in Canada. She is responsible for the full
Deloitte team that provides the full breadth of real estate advisory services to the marketplace along with Deloitte’s corporate premises. Sheila is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Honorary Accredited Member of the Appraisal Institute and a founding Director of Toronto CREW. Prior to joining Deloitte, Sheila led the Cushman & Wakefield Canadian Valuation & Advisory 

Ellen Rose is President of the Association of Junior Leagues International, and a member of The Junior League of the City of New York, where she has served in a number of leadership roles, including President. Throughout her volunteer career, Ellen has built a reputation for leading and motivating others. Ellen served on the AJLI Nominating Committee and Board. Most recently, she chaired the board of the U.S. Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Professionally, Ellen is a Managing Director at Fiduciary Trust Company International in New York City. She was a 2013 recipient of the Wall Street Women of Excellence Award given by Traders Magazine and a 2014 recipient of the National Council of Jewish Women – New York Chapter Women Who Dared Award.

Organizing for Social Change: The Collaboration Challenge

An evening with Vicki Clark

Join us for the 3rd JLT Knowledge Transfer Series Event!

An evening with Vicki Clark, a world leading expert on helping community organizations build successful collaborations.  Vicki has inspired hundreds of non-profits to develop partnerships that have greatly impacted their communitites.  During this exciting evening, she will guide community leaders on how to create and nurture strong collaborative partnerships in Toronto.

Speaker Biography

Based in Memphis, Tenn., Vicki has extensive experience as both a nonprofit leader and consultant. She has delivered training on a variety of nonprofit governance topics to a broad range of organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Association of Professional Chaplains, Allen County Public Library, and Sangamon County Community Foundation, among others.

In her own consulting practice she helps build the capacity of nonprofit, government, faith-based, and business sector organizations through training, speaking, writing, and consulting. In this capacity, Vicki has worked with the Leader to Leader Foundation (formerly The Peter F. Drucker Foundation), Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Prevent Child Abuse America, Association of Junior Leagues International, Association of African American Museums, Literacy USA, and others.

Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Vicki filled several roles at The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, including vice president of community initiatives, volunteer services, and external relations. She created and executed the Foundation's strategy with multiple markets and various segments of the volunteer sector. She has also worked on staff with the National Volunteer Center, the Volunteer Center of the Texas Gulf Coast, the Houston Metropolitan Ministries, Foodmaker, Inc., and others. Vicki also has experience in the corporate sector specializing in human resources and publishing. She is a contributor to Board Membermagazine.

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An extraordinary group of women coming together to discuss how they made it to the 'Top of Their Game', and the lessons they learned on the way.

Thank you to everyone who supported this amazing event on November 18th, 2013!  Our panelists and moderator went above and beyond by providing an insightful, exciting and captivating discussion on how they felt about success, the most important factors in that success, and what they learned on the way to the top.  Watch for the 3rd Knowledge Tranfer Series event in 2014!Women at the Top of Their Game Panelist

Justice Gloria Epstein

A top justice in the province, Justice Gloria Epstein has built a successful legal career including founding her own firm in 1985.  As a top notch civic leader she received numerous awards including the 2013 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her generous contributions to her community.

Click here here to learn more about Justice Epstein 

Women at the Top of Their Game Panelist Carol Wilding

President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Carol is definitely at the Top ofthe business game.  Prior to joining the Board of Trade Carol was president of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, and President of Plan Canada.  Carol is an exceptional civic leader and sits on the Board of many important organizations.  She has also received numerous awards and accolades including  the Public Affairs Association of Canada Award of Distinction, Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and Canadian Business Magazine’s 2013 Power 50.

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Women at the Top of Their Game Panelist Rosie MacLennan

Graduate Student, Reigning Olympic Champion, Self-Esteem Spokeswoman – quite a list of qualifications for a 25 year old!  Rosie is a strong supporter of women in sports, and is a partner and speaker for Dove’s Girls Unstoppable Campaign.

Click here here to learn more about Rosie