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Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success with Lisa Lisson

Big Impact Event by Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada

Event Details:

Resilience: Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success is the memoir and personal empowerment primer by Lisa Lisson, the first female and first Canadian president of FedEx Express Canada.

At the age of 38, the career-minded mom of four balanced a fulfilling work life with motherhood, as well as filling the role of committed wife to high school sweetheart, Patrick. But all that changed very quickly when tragedy struck her family.

Having overcome devastation and now eight years as president of one of the 20 most respected brands in Canada, Lisa shares her story to inspire others to find fulfillment, achieve goals, and navigate what curve balls life may throw. Her story proves that living each day with purpose and gratitude in the face of adversity is possible.


11:30 am – Registration and networking

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Keynote (including Q & A)

1:45 pm – Book signing and networking

Keynote Speaker:

Lisa Lisson – President, FedEx Express Canada
Top 100 Hall of Fame Alumni

As the president of FedEx Express Canada, Lisa Lisson has risen from an associate marketing specialist to one of Canada’s most powerful and influential transportation executives.

As the leader of 7,600 employees across 64 locations, Lisa has helped build FedEx Express Canada into the most reliable courier network in the country, allowing consumers and businesses to connect Canada and the entire world with uncompromising speed and reliability.

Lisa has become a renowned public speaker in Canada and the United States for her revealing discussion about becoming the first woman and first Canadian president in FedEx Express Canada history.  The sudden passing of her husband at a young age, raising their four children as a single mother, while building a successful career has enabled Lisa to acquire many insights and advice that she shares with her audiences with openness and frankness.

Under Lisa’s leadership, FedEx Express has consistently ranked highest among all transportation companies in Canada on leading published reputation indexes. In every year since Lisa was appointed president, FedEx Express Canada employees have rated FedEx as one of Canada’s best employers on the annual Aon Hewitt Best Employer’s in Canada Survey.

Lisa is an inductee to the Women’s Executive Network’s Hall of Fame as one of Canada’s most powerful women. She is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her achievements and work in the community.  Lisa is passionate about access to quality healthcare for all children and, in 2013, she joined the Board of the SickKids Foundation and also serves as a Director of the Board for the Business Council of Canada.  Lisa is also one of 13 Diversity 50 CEOs and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), University of Guelph.

Lisa starred on the award winning TV show “Undercover Boss” and is a best-selling author of a memoir called “Resilience”.

Lisa’s book can be purchase on her site or on Amazon. She will be doing a book signing at the event.


BMO Institute for Learning
3550 Pharmacy Ave
Room: Presentation Hall
Scarborough, ON M1W 3Z3

Entrance is available from either Pharmacy Ave or Victoria Park Ave.
Free parking available at the front of the building.

Silver Partners:

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Purdy’s Chocolatier – visit website
Three ‘Chocolate Survival’ gift baskets – approximate value $90.00 each

Hillberg & Berk – visit website
Jewlery package – approximate value $465.00

May 9, 2019
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scarborough, ON