CWLI and the IMPACT Planning Committee are thrilled to introduce our keynote speaker for the IMPACT Leadership Dinner this year!

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

5:30 – 8:30pm

Chattanooga Convention Center

About Lisa Lisson, Senior Vice President Hubs, Ramps and Global Operations Control FedEx Express

Lisa Lisson took on the role of Senior Vice President of Hubs, Ramps and Global Operations Control at FedEx Express in February 2023, and leads a team of more than 40,000 FedEx Express employees across the U.S. Lisa’s previous role was SVP & President of FedEx Express Canada.


As the president of FedEx Express Canada, Lisa Lisson rose from an associate marketing specialist to one of Canada’s most powerful and influential transportation executives. In this role, Lisa 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.  According to Leger’s annual Reputational survey, FedEx Express Canada was awarded top spot within the shipping industry.  Further, FedEx Express Canada was certified as one of the Top 50 Places to Work in Canada by the Great Place to Work as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces Managed by Women, Best Workplaces for Inclusion, Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness, and Best Workplaces for Giving Back. 


Lisa is an inductee to the American Marketing Association- Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends and the Women’s Executive Network’s Hall of Fame as one of Canada’s most powerful women. She was a member of the Business Council of Canada, IWFC Toronto Chapter along with The Prosperity Project™ and is also one of 13 Diversity 50 CEOs.  Lisa 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, in 2013 she joined the Board of the SickKids Foundation and in 2021 Lisa also joined the Board of Trustees for The Hospital for Sick Children. Lisa 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”.

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