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Lisa Lisson Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2012 Awards

December 5, 2012

 

Mississauga, ON – December 5, 2012 –  Lisa Lisson, the president of Federal Express Canada Ltd. (FedEx Express Canada),  will receive a prestigious 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Scotiabank Corporate Executives Award category at a gala event to be held in Toronto, ON.

 

Marking a decade of celebrating female leaders, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 10th annual Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.  Each year, these awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

 

“This honour is a tribute to FedEx, both as a company and as an employer,” said Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada.  “The successes I have had are directly attributable to the culture of FedEx and the quality of people I have been surrounded with my entire career.”  

 

Lisson joins a community of 653 women who have received the Top 100™ Award over the last decade, recognizing the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization’s financial performance, and their commitment to their communities.

 

As a highly respected  executive in Canada’s transportation industry, Lisson leads an aggressive ‘growth through superior customer service’ strategy which focuses  on delivering shipping solutions that matter to customers.  Paramount to Lisson’s strategic direction is the strengthening of FedEx Express Canada through a focused approach called PSP (People-Service-Profit).  PSP is at the heart of the FedEx global corporate philosophy and the basis of its corporate culture.  Under her leadership, FedEx Express Canada was ranked 9th overall out of 280 employers in the 2013 Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Canada study. 

 

“On behalf of the WXN community of 18,000 women, we congratulate each of this year’s Winners who we honour as part of the 10th year of the Top 100 Awards,” said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women’s Executive Network. “This is an extraordinary group of female leaders who join our community, and they truly embody the qualities WXN strives to recognize; they are dynamic, inspiring and engaging leaders blazing new trails for the next generation.”

 

Co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, WXN has awarded an outstanding group of women this year from a variety of industries ranging from corporate executives and entrepreneurs to trailblazers and trendsetters changing the world with their professional contributions. This year, WXN celebrates a decade of the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, paying tribute to the 653 incredible women who have received this honour to date, including 88 of whom who have joined the Top 100 Hall of Fame. The complete list of 2012 Top 100 Award Winners can be found at top100women.ca

 

Lisson’s achievement will be celebrated on December 5 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, where she and the other Top 100 Award Winners will lead WXN’s afternoon leadership Summit, appropriately themed “An Afternoon of Inspired Leadership,” offering insight to the more than 400 women in attendance. Lisson and the other Award Winners will then be recognized at the Top 100 Awards 10th annual Gala Dinner that evening. Gala attendees will hear from Laureen Harper, who will present the Public Sector Leaders Award category, as well as from keynote speakers Jeanne Beker, entrepreneur and TV personality, and Bonnie Brooks, Hudson’s Bay Company President and CEO. 

 

Top 100 Awards enjoys a strong commitment from corporate supporters. For a complete list of Partners, click here http://www.top100women.ca/?w=top100.toronto.

 

About FedEx Corp.

 

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $40 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.ca.

 

About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

 

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 18,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

 

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

 

In June 2012, WXN Founder Pamela Jeffery was named the only Canadian resident to Fast Company’s 2012 League of Extraordinary Women, in the leadership category. In its inaugural year, the League of Extraordinary Women recognizes 60 women from the world’s largest companies, innovative start-ups, philanthropic organizations, government and arts for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls everywhere. WXN is the only Canadian-based organization on the list. Other Charter members include Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates.

 

As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired.  To our community of members and partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead. 

 

More information and details are available at www.wxnetwork.com or www.top100women.ca .  

 

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