Our very own Susan Doyle wins the Bhayana Family Foundation Awards for Leadership.
The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by staff at United Way Toronto funded agencies. They are awarded by United Way Toronto based on peer nominations received in the following five categories: Dedication, Leadership, Team Achievement, Innovation and Creativity,Partnership Builder, and self-nomination for the sixth category, Community Partnership.
The dedication, creativity and team spirit shown by employees of agencies funded by United Way Toronto is essential to advancing the common good, community and neighbourhood building, and creating a better city for us all.
These awards are made possible by a generous donation from the Madan and Raksha M. Bhayana Family Foundation.
Susan possesses the key leadership traits of delegation, empowerment and relationship building. Susan promotes transparency and responsiveness to community stakeholders, funders and to other agencies by participating in many committees and working groups. Her ability to introduce and implement effective change management strategies in the organization is truly impressive. She encourages integration through cross departmental teamwork and has been actively working towards making the agency a LGBT-friendly agency through staff training and seeking grants for LGBT-focused client intervention services for seniors in the North York area. Her ongoing support and mentorship to staff in the agency promotes a healthy work environment and staff job satisfaction.
To quote her nominators: “We were inspired to nominate Susan because at a time when community support services is going through a multitude of changes, Susan strategically and gracefully leads the agency and empowers those around her to continue to move forward. Susan is not afraid to deal with changes or any set backs that she may encounter. She leads by example even when her plate is already full and something else unexpectedly lands on her plate. I am always amazed by her intelligence, warmth, sense of humour, and ability to see the big picture. Within the past year, she has taken on additional requirements and an expanded role to meet the needs of the agency and ensure integration between departments. Susan participates in outreach events and has expanded partner relationships in order to continue to build a positive rapport in the community. Susan is a superb leader and inspires me every day to do my best. Not only is she good at what she does, she is also a genuine person with a heart of gold, which is so important in our line of work. She demonstrates strong leadership skills that raise the bar for staff and colleagues to measure up to.”
Click on the following link to view all award recipients http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/agency/BFFA2011.php