Lisa is an award-winning writer and social thinker around how individuals and communities can stay true to their core values while navigating their way through economic, social and technological change. For two decades she has been a leading voice in Atlantic Canada’s movement to drive social and economic change, first as a journalist and political columnist and more recently as a member of the original network of creative and passionate people who laid the foundations for New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2015 she was recognized by the international BCorp movement for her leadership in helping to build an community of business leaders and entrepreneurs that seek to use business as a force for good to solve social and environmental problems. She is also a recipient of a National Newspaper Award, an Atlantic Journalism Award and a 2015 YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award. Lisa lives in greater Saint John with her husband, photographer Michael Hawkins, and their daughter.