Lisa Taylor is the President of Challenge Factory, a North American think tank and “do” tank focused on the Future of Work. She founded Challenge Factory to provide thought leadership, tools and services to organizations and individuals interested in capitalizing on five key workforce trends: ageing and longevity, career ownership, the freelance economy, the rise of platforms and jobs of the future. Lisa is a speaker and the author of Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business – CERIC publication. Her second book, The Talent Revolution, will be published in 2018 by University of Toronto Press (Rotman Imprint).

Lisa holds an MBA in public management and strategic management from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She has held consulting and leadership roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard. She has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women in city building for her work in employment and careers as well as being the 2015 Career Professionals of Canada Outstanding Career Leader. She currently sits as a Board member for the Canadian Special Operations Regiment Association as well as the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University.