2021 Keynote Speakers
As President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, Lisa offers a dynamic perspective on the Future of Work and how demographics, the freelance economy and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic advantage.
Lisa is the author of Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business and Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities, two sector-specific playbooks chock full of low-cost and no-cost activities for managers. Her third book, The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work is published by the University of Toronto Press - Rotman Imprint (2019).
With an MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Lisa held progressive roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard. In 2014, Lisa was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada's Top 100 Women for her work in the areas of leadership, employment and city building.
Lisa is a Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment Association Board Member and just completed her term on the Dean's Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Lisa sits on the Board of Directors for CERIC and co-chairs the Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Canadian Council of Career Development Association (CCCD) Standards and Guidelines stakeholder committee and a member of Team Canada for the 2019 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy Symposium in Norway.
Lisa is a sought-after expert, speaker and columnist. Her clients rely on her invaluable insights and real-world know-how. Lisa's expertise is widely recognized in the Globe & Mail, The Wall Street Journal, CBC, TVO and other major outlets.