St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School Announces President of FedEx Express Canada to Speak at Upcoming Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character Speaker Series

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St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School announces President of FedEx Express Canada, Lisa Lisson as upcoming speaker in this year's Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character speaker series.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is pleased to announce that FedEx Express Canada President, Lisa Lisson will be a featured guest addressing the school’s Middle Level and Senior students, alumnae, parents, faculty and staff at the Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character speaker series. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School parents and alumnae, as well as media, are invited to join senior girls students for Lisa Lisson’s keynote address followed by refreshments and an intimate Question & Answer session. The event will be held at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, the premier independent all-girls' school from Preschool to Grade 12, located in the heart of Olde Oakville, 1080 Linbrook Rd, on Monday, April 14th, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the dining hall followed by Question and Answer session from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

As a successful business woman and proud mother of four, Lisa Lisson is both an inspiration and a role model for St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School senior girls, and all women across the country. Beginning her career at FedEx Express Canada in 1992 as an Association Marketing Specialist, Lisa was quickly promoted and appointed Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Communications in 2003, and to her current role as President in 2010. In addition to being the first female to hold the role of President, Lisa Lisson is also the first Canadian to lead FedEx Express Canada’s team of over 6,000 employees across more than 60 locations coast-to-coast. Under Lisa’s leadership, employees have ranked FedEx Express as one of Canada’s best places to work, with a top-ten ranking on the 2013 Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Canada list. Lisa’s focus on service excellence and community engagement has also given FedEx a place among the 20 most respected brands in Canada.

In honour of her outstanding achievements, Lisa Lisson was inducted to the Women’s Executive Network list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in 2012, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her achievements and work in the community. In addition to her busy career, Lisa is a devoted mother of four children and sits on the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation.

“It is so inspiring to see Canadian women in senior leadership positions for some of Canada’s most influential brands. Women who are a driving force in the business community, mothers, and contributors to meaningful causes. We are thrilled to be welcoming Lisa Lisson to speak to the St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn students and are grateful for the opportunity for our students to see what is possible.” says Vicky Di Michele, Manager, Marketing and Communications at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School 2013-2014 speaker series Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character will feature remarkable women representing fields in media, economics, business and arts. Each woman featured in the series is celebrated as one of Canada’s most powerful and influential leaders in their respective field. The theme for this academic year’s series is "character" and the school has invited four special speakers who portray this trait perfectly. The first guest was Molly Johnson, Juno Award winning jazz singer/songwriter and Officer of the Order of Canada on December 16th, 2013, followed by Lisa Lyons, President of Kids Can Press on January 27, 2014, and Amanda Lang, Sr. Business Correspondent with CBC News on April 4, 2014.

About St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School:
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a day school in Oakville for girls from Preschool to Grade 12. SMLS is a not-for-profit registered charity. Charitable Registration # 11919 1963 RR0001.

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