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CFO Women in Leadership Community Engagement Activity at Burlington Chamber of Commerce

BURLINGTON, ON – February 12, 2020 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) was pleased to invite farmer-members to attend the Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s “Adversity, Resiliency, Success” panel discussion earlier today on how to overcome adversity and demonstrate resilience to achieve success.

The event featured Lisa Lisson, best selling author and President of FedEx Express Canada as keynote speaker, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, MP for Burlington; Dr. Sara Cumming, Executive Director, Home Suite Hope; and Dr. Janet Morrison, President & Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College as panelists for a moderated discussion.

CFO’s attendance at today’s event was part of the CFO Women in Leadership Initiative’s community engagement program, which encourages participating farmer-members to plan and attend local networking, education and engagement activities within their local farming communities.

More than half of CFO’s over 1,300 family-run farms have female ownership.

The CFO Board of Directors recognizes the importance of having gender diverse representation at all levels of corporate governance. Focused on the future, and continually committed to new and robust solutions towards achieving excellence and driving our industry forward, the Board is encouraging motivated women farmer-members who are interested in participating in the CFO Women in Leadership governance process to reach out and get involved.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Women in Leadership initiative.

*Pictured above (left to right): Dr. Janet Morrison, President & Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College; Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada; Dr. Sara Cumming, Executive Director, Home Suite Hope; Hon. Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, MP for Burlington.