Founded by Emily Mills in 2010, How She Hustles is one of Canada’s leading influencer brands for diverse women entrepreneurs and leaders. For more than a decade, we have amplified and connected diverse women entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the start-up ecosystem, to corporate professionals who are changing the leadership landscape. We began as an in-person community and have evolved into an online brand with a digital reach of 18K diverse women.
What we do:
Events – How She Hustles is known for producing buzz-worthy networking events in Toronto where diverse women are the norm, not the exception. Our events have sold-out in hours, trended on Twitter and attracted Olympians to politicians to CEOs. Our gatherings have included women’s brunches, entrepreneur panels and virtual meetups during the COVID-19 pandemic that even earned us an award!
Speaking – We’ve shared our How She Hustles story and amplified the voices of diverse women to media and influential audiences. Emily Mills is frequently hired by corporations, non-profits and educational institutions as a keynote speaker, host/MC, moderator and panelist to speak about entrepreneurship, engaging diverse communities and women’s empowerment.
Consulting – How She Hustles offers marketing consulting services for corporate clients and large non-profit organizations in the following areas: communications and digital strategy, partnership development and community engagement of diverse women, Black/BIPOC communities and small businesses.
Content – How She Hustles has produced award-winning digital content and sponsored influencer campaigns with support from an incredible team of diverse creative women. How She Hustles produced the Startup & Slay digital series featuring Canada’s diverse women and non-binary entrepreneurs with sponsors CIBC, Rogers Sports & Media and Shopify; the award-winning HERstory in Black multimedia project with CBC; and Launch. Learn. Level Up! with BDC, for example.
Meet Our Founder – Emily Mills is the award-winning founder of How She Hustles – she’s also a speaker, consultant and creative entrepreneur. She has been recognized by WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. She is a member of BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders Network and an alum of Civic Action’s DiverseCity Fellows Program. A leader to watch, she was invited to meet former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and hosted a roundtable with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She studied music, journalism and public relations and has 20+ years of experience working in media, marketing and communications.