CITT Toronto Area Council announces next Speaker’s Forum

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BRAMPTON, Ont. — Come learn about the value of women in leadership roles, creating work-life balance while using effective strategies for goal setting and living with passion as the  CITT Toronto Area Council presents The Voice of Women: Leadership Diversity as its next Speaker’s Forum, Wednesday June 23 in Brampton.


The event includes an impressive panel of female leaders in logistics: Donna Letterio, CEO and Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding Canada; Fiona Renzi-Fantin, Director of Logistics and Planning, General Mills Canada; and Nicole Jansen – Principal Trainer, Coach and Salespartner, Sales Partners Canada.


The forum, which will be moderated by Transportation Media editorial director Lou Smyrlis is sponsored by M-O FreightWORKS.


Here’s some background about each speaker and what you can expect to learn


Donna Letterio, CEO and Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding- Canada


Strength and resolve are just two of the many character traits a leader must possess.  Donna Letterio has accelerated her career in the Canadian logistics industry with these two character traits along with many others.  With over twenty years of experience in the Canadian transportation and logistics industry she has worked and held senior positions with high profile corporations such as Expeditors, Exel and DHL.


Donna continues to be an exceptional leader whose uncompromising work ethic has created a dynamic organization at DHL Canada that produces results and loyalty from her team.  Being a veteran of several mergers and acquisitions, Donna will discuss her leadership style and vision as it relates to  M&A’s she has experienced in the past ten years. 


Bringing teams together successfully takes a unique talent and Ms. Donna Letterio has proven to be that LEADER!



Fiona Renzi-Fantin, Director of Logistics and Planning, General Mills Canada


There are very few
of us who have not had the pleasure of experiencing the quality and diversity of General Mills products.  Their commitment to workplace diversity is clearly why they have been a leader in the industry for many years. 


Fiona is a true leader of change.  Her focus on team achievement is critical to her success and that of General Mills.  She has been entrusted with very important responsibilities which include:

  • Implementation of demand planning which was a paradigm shift in their forecasting process
  • Driver of margin enhancement through lean supply chain initiatives
  • Supply planning
  • Warehouse management
  • Transportation management


Hear first hand from a true supply chain champion, Ms. Fiona Renzi-Fantin, about the challenges facing today’s supply chain leaders. 


Nicole JansenPrincipal Trainer, Coach and Salespartner, Sales Partners Canada


Nicole Jansen has made it her life’s commitment to helping others.  For the past twenty years, Nicole has helped thousands of people understand themselves and others better, build better relationships, lead more effective teams and maximize their potential. 


She provides the tools necessary to help her clients be their best, maximize their strengths, earn more income and enjoy their journey to success and fulfillment. 


Learn what it takes to ascend to the highest levels of leadership in today’s challenging world.  Nicole can not only help you identify your strengths and unique value proposition, but help you break through any barriers you may have holding you back from the real success you deserve. 



There are a total of 50 spots available for this event.  If you would like to attend, please send your request to  Please include your full name, company name and the position held within your company. 


Cost is just $40. To hold your reservation, payment by cheque must be received by Friday, June 17, 2010. Cheques should be made payable to the CITT Toronto Area Council and mailed to:  ATTN: Toronto Area Council, c/o CITT, 10 King Street East Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario.  M5C 1C3

The event will be held at the Maritime Ontario Facilities at 1 Maritime-Ontario Brampton.

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