Constance Sugiyama imageMs. Sugiyama is a corporate director and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University’s Law Research Centre. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of Canada Health Infoway and is the immediate Past Chair of the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children (Chair 2008-2011, Board of Trustees 2002-2011). During her 35 year career on Bay Street, Ms. Sugiyama was recognized as a leader, trailblazer and prominent Canadian corporate and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. She retired from practice in 2012.

Ms. Sugiyama is an active community and arts supporter and among other things, serves as a director of the Toronto International Film Festival and as an advisor to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. She has been recognized for both professional excellence and leadership by Women in Capital Markets (2009 WCM Award for Leadership), for her efforts in advancing the economic empowerment of women by the International Alliance for Women (2010 Difference 100 Award) and in both 2009 and 2011, was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.