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The Power of One
One person, one thought, one interaction – the Power of One is the poignant notion that recognizes the unique human capacity to intentionally transform any ordinary moment into an extraordinary one.

The Fifth Annual JEDx is an invitation to share inspired thought, illuminate hidden possibilities, and unleash the infinite creative potential inside all of us.

No doubt each remarkable human achievement can be traced back to a single, reactive point – a catalytic spark of ingenuity. Understanding that the Power of One is ever-present, we can unlock all we are meant to be and increase our opportunities to uplift lives and transform worlds.

The Power of One is within all of us. It is, by definition, who we are meant to be.

“Every person must know and understand that deep within them burns a flame; their flame is not the same as anyone else’s, and there is no person that does not have one.” – Rav Kook, First Chief Rabbi of Israel


Presenting this year at JEDX2017:

Heather Reisman, Chief Executive Officer of Indigo

HeatherReisman for websiteHeather Reisman is the founder, Chair and CEO of Indigo, Canada’s largest book, lifestyle and specialty toy retailer, and co-founder of Kobo, a leading global eReading company. Ms. Reisman was born in Montreal and educated at McGill University.

For the first 16 years of her career Ms. Reisman was Managing Director of Paradigm Consulting, the strategy and change management firm she co-founded in 1979. Paradigm was the world’s first strategic change consultancy and pioneered many organizational change strategies still in use today.

Heather is a former Governor of McGill University and of the Toronto Stock Exchange. She has served on many North American boards and continues to serve as a Director on the board of Onex Corporation, and as an Officer of Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee, a geo-political think group.

In 2014, Ms. Reisman co-executive produced the feature documentary “Fed-Up,” focussing on the role which the processed food industry is playing in the worldwide obesity crisis.
Ms. Reisman is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Ryerson University (2006), Wilfrid Laurier University (2009), Mount Allison University (2010), St. Francis Xavier University (2013), and University of Manitoba (2016), as well as several awards including The Order of Canada, The WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Financial Times of London Top 50 Women in World Business, Waterloo Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, University of Waterloo; International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, University of Manitoba; and the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction, Concordia University. In January 2015, Ms. Reisman received the Desautels Management Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Canadian business and society.

In May 2015, Ms. Reisman was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Ms. Reisman is married to Gerald Schwartz, Chair and CEO of Onex Corporation. She has four children and nine grandchildren.

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