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    Name: Women of Distinction: My Journey
    Date: May 2, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Women of Distinction™ is a celebration of women who are role models, pioneers and outstanding achievers – they improve the quality of life in our community. The 2019 Women of Distinction™ fundraising event will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the River Run Centre and again this year we will celebrate and empower 20 remarkable role models, pioneers, and outstanding achievers from the Guelph community. 

    Women of Distinction™ supports Guelph Y programs for girls and women at all stages of life in Guelph and Wellington County, including:

    • Power of Being YOU – A one day conference for young fem-identified youth that helps them build self-esteem and raises awareness about healthy relationships.
    • Teenage Parents Program (TAPPs) – A program that supports the personal growth and development of pregnant and parenting teens and their families which connects them with valuable resources.
    • Encore – A holistic program for women who have experienced breast cancer to help them build their own physical strength, as well as feel the strength of a community. 

    2019 honourees

    1. Anita Luu                                                       11. Joanne Morant        
    2. Brenda Whiteside                                        12. Johanna Thackwray
    3. Dolly Kambo                                                 13. Kathy Tschirhart 
    4. Dr. Beth Parker                                             14. Kelly Legge
    5. Dr. Dorothy Bakker                                      15. Melanie Dolmer 
    6. Dr. Jess Haines                                            16. Misty Taylor 
    7. Dr. Manjusri Misra                                       17. Raechelle Devereaux 
    8. Lynne McCurdy                                            18. Sara Sayyed 
    9. Indu Arora                                                     19. Sequoia Kim 
    10. Jill Gill                                                          20. Shelley Krieger 

    honorary chair

    Marissa Teeter

    Marissa Teeter will be returning in 2019 to help our community celebrate and recognize 20 remarkable women on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the River Run Centre. Currently Marissa is the Senior Vice President of Financial Services for IG Wealth Management Canada. As an active philanthropist and past Woman of Distinction honouree, Marissa brings a tremendous amount of passion and dedication when it comes to uplifting women in the community who work relentlessly to make Guelph a great place to work and live.Guest Speaker

    Lisa LissonThe YMCA-YWCA of Guelph is thrilled to have Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada as 2019’s Women of Distinction™ guest speaker. The 2019 Women of Distinction™ theme 'My Journey'  has a strong focus on resiliency. We couldn't think of someone better to represent this theme for our local community of hardworking resilient leaders.

    As the president of FedEx Express Canada, Lisa Lisson has risen from an associate marketing specialist to 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.

    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.

    River Run Centre Guelph
    Date/Time Information:
    May 2 6pm-9:30pm
    Adult $70
    Youth and Student $40
    Donated Ticket $50
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