MUHC Foundation President Julie Quenneville speaks at the Top 100 Award panel discussion on November 22.

 Julie Quenneville, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation President, has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

The Top 100 Awards pay tribute to outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.

Since assuming the leadership of the MUHC Foundation in October 2015, Julie has spearheaded a transformation of the charitable organization resulting in a 60 per cent increase in annual revenue, and a growth of the donor community by more than 25 per cent. Her commitment to raising the standards of care through fundraising is inspiring.

“Philanthropy helps to advance new ideas in medicine, and in doing so it leads our society in a better direction,” says Julie. “Innovation is not funded by the provincial or federal governments; it takes the generosity and vision of our donors to make the necessary investments to allow researchers to bring ideas to life. This is what drives me in the work that I do every day.”

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council.

“We are celebrating 100 of Canada’s highest achieving women in diverse fields,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. “All 100 are role models for the generations who will follow – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements.”

Past Award Winners include Canada’s most iconic trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author, Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada, and Heather Reisman, founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music.