A special IWD message from Stephanie Dexter

Small Business Canada

This International Women’s Day is a great time to recognize the value that women entrepreneurs present to Canadian cultural and economy. The determination, resolve, and boldness of women entrepreneurs continue to overcome the barriers that women face, but there is still much to be done. In the 47 years of UPS Canada history, I am the first female President and I know far too well what it means to break the bias and break barriers in a traditionally male-dominated industry. The ever-changing landscape happening around women in non-traditional roles is reaching new heights and reinforcing the notion that we really can do anything we put our minds to. As women, we are shattering glass ceilings every day and it’s important we continue to support one another and recognize that when one of us succeeds we all succeed. Take the limits off what you think you can do and remain unstoppable!

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Stephanie Dexter

President UPS Canada

Stephanie began her career in 1989 as a package handler in the Southeast California District. She held various positions in IE, HR and operation assignments of increasing responsibility, leading to her promotion to Laguna Package Division Manager in 2007. After completing several rotations in hub, air, and package operations in the South California and Central California districts, she was promoted to package operations manager for the South California District in 2015.

In 2016, Stephanie accepted the position of U.K., Ireland, and Nordics District Package Operations Manager. She returned to the U.S. in 2018 and after a short time in the Northeast District was promoted to president, Northern Plains District in May 2018. She accepted her current position in April 2021, marking her as the first female president for UPS in Canada.

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics from San Diego State University and a MBA with a concentration in finance from Louisiana State University, Shreveport. She has completed Executive Development at Emory University as well as International Executive Development at Insead in Fontainebleau, France.

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