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20 remarkable women to be honoured at YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Women of Distinction

President of FedEx Express Canada to deliver keynote speech at the May event
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University of Guelph grad Lisa Lisson, the president of FedEx Express Canada. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph is pleased to announce Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada and U of G Alumna, will be the keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Women of Distinction event held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the River Run Centre.

As the president of FedEx Express Canada, Lisa Lisson is 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. And she’s the best-selling author or a memoir: Resilience-Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success.

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.

Lisson will be accompanied by 20 Women of Distinction honourees—all remarkable role models, pioneers, and outstanding achievers from the City of Guelph and Wellington County.

What: 24th Annual Women of Distinction                            
Where: River Run Centre
When: Thursday, May 2                                                       
Tickets available at:
Lisa’s full biography                                                              
About her best-selling book: Resilience

The 2019 Women of Distinction event will focus on the theme of My Journey. The theme this year has a strong focus on resiliency and acknowledges the different experiences each honouree has had in her life that has led her to where she is today.

“Lisa is the perfect keynote speaker to not only represent this theme for our local community and remarkable honourees, but will also inspire us all to continue to prevail and pave our own path to success and happiness,” said Women of Distinction™ returning Honorary Chair, Marissa Teeter.

“Life is about our approach to our journey. While many things on our journey are beyond our control, our reaction to any situation is always within our control. Life is not about what happens to us, it’s about what we choose to do with what happens,” said Lisson. “I am really looking forward to being a part of the Women of Distinction “My Journey” event in Guelph that celebrates and empowers women by sharing my journey to help others in any way I can”.