Lisa Lisson, a University of Guelph alumna who has become one of Canada’s most powerful female business leaders, will be back in Guelph March 6 to offer a keynote presentation as part of the HeforShe initiative.
Sponsored by the Gryphons football team along with the College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the free event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cutten Fields in the Cutten Hall.
Lisson is the first Canadian and first woman to become president of FedEx Canada, leading a team of 6,000 employees at more than 60 locations.
She has become a renowned public speaker in Canada and the United States for her frank discussion around building a successful career while raising her four children as a single mother since the death of her husband.
The event, which comes two days ahead of International Women’s Day, is hosted by HeForShe, a United Nations-initiated campaign aimed at advancing gender equality by encouraging all genders to take action against negative stereotypes.
The evening will include presentations to female scholarship winners. Guests will also have the opportunity to have Lisson sign a copy of her book, Resilience: Navigating Life, Loss, and the Road to Success.