A special IWD message from Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins

Small Business Canada

“This International Women’s Day, I am continually inspired by the contributions and achievements of the women around me – and by their limitless strength, perseverance, and resilience, especially amidst the continued barriers that impact women in our society and economy. Together, we solve big problems, create jobs, and make our communities immeasurably stronger.

Yet as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is still much work to do to ensure equality for all women. The theme for this year’s IWD calls for us to work together to #BreaktheBias, and to pave the path to gender parity. Each of us has the capability, and the imperative, to be agents of change – to speak up for inclusion, serve as an ally, and ensure the representation of women in our organizations and communities.

The time to build an equal future is now. This is a job for everyone – and for the benefit of everyone.”

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Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins

Senior Vice President, Business Transformation and Deposits, RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins is the Senior Vice President, Business Transformation and Deposits which requires her to lead the cross functional epiX transformation team and maintain oversight of Business Deposit and Treasury Solutions teams. In this role she is bringing the next generation of business solutions to market, accelerating business growth and delivering a differentiated client and employee experience. She also leads the implementation of business model enhancements on behalf of the Business Financial Services (BFS) Senior Management Team across payments, cash management, credit and servicing.

Lisa has over 25 years of banking experience with over 15 years of expertise in the area of payments, leading and executing key strategies supporting global transaction banking businesses. She joined RBC in the summer of 2012, having held a number of increasingly senior management and executive roles in Business Financial Services, Global Transaction Banking, Commercial Banking and Operations. Lisa has experience in many industry forums, sits on the Board of Directors for SWIFT and has previously held a Board position with the Canadian Payments Association. She was the winner of the 2018 Women in Payments Innovation Award.

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