Top 25 Women of Influence 2017: Katherine Hay
Current: President & CEO, Women’s College Hospital Foundation
Designated: President and CEO of Kids Help Phone
For three years, Kathy Hay lead the team responsible for generating the majority of funding for Women’s College Hospital (WCH) in Toronto. Funds that not only enable WCH to deliver excellent care, but also to conduct groundbreaking research that impacts the health and treatment of women across Canada. Early in the 2017 — largely in thanks to the efforts of Kathy — WCH announced that philanthropist Peter Gilgan and the Canadian Cancer Society would be providing a collaborative $12 million gift to establish The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers, which will further research, education, and innovation in the field. The vision Kathy has helped to realize: to empower patients and their families by transforming care for women’s cancers nationwide. She will continue her exceptional leadership work as President of CEO of the national charity Kids Help Phone in October of 2017, but her legacy with Women’s College Hospital will not soon be forgotten.