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Lisa Walker

Vice President & General Manager, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Lisa Walker, vice-president and general manager of Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ two Alberta offices, was born in South Africa and has also lived in Toronto, England and San Francisco. Now in Calgary with her husband Doug and two daughters, Sophie – who’s three – and eight-year-old Charlotte, Lisa gave up trying to be an all-rounder when she was 10.
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How Having an Autistic Daughter Has Made me a Better Manager

My daughter Charlotte's unique way of thinking about life has made me realize that not everyone sees things the way you expect them to, and that has opened me up to a much richer perspective in my management responsibilities. As a local general manager with public relations agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies, I have some employees who, like Charlotte, don't always follow the rules. I love working with these people, but it isn't always intuitive.
08/28/2012 11:59 EDT