How She Hustles: Where diverse women connect

Greetings and thanks for your interest in How She Hustles.

So who are we and what do we do?

Founded by Emily Mills, How She Hustles is a vibrant network that connects 5000 diverse women through special events and social media.

In May 2010, Emily started How She Hustles informally with 50 women. How She Hustles is now growing into an international brand without any paid advertising or corporate sponsors – the buzz continues to build through a thriving online community of social influencers and supporters on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

We continue to host wildly popular women’s events – our recent Mother’s Day themed gathering was attended by 250 women, trending on Twitter, and featured VIP guests including Jully Black, Michie Mee and trey anthony.
For years, our signature event was the very popular How She Hustles women’s brunch. Tickets literally sold-out in hours with a guaranteed waiting list. Women attended to network, get inspired, share tips for success and enjoy. Guests included media personalities from CBC, CP24, CTV, Citytv and MuchMusic; the Consul Generals of South Africa and Antigua and Barbuda; a Canadian Olympian; and a Juno award-winning vocalist, for example.

The network connects diverse women, largely from the 25-49 demographic, representing the fields of media, technology, finance, arts, entertainment, law, education, health, social work, fashion and more. Although How She Hustles is based in Toronto, we have strong ties to women in different parts of Canada, the United States, Europe and the Caribbean – and we have proudly welcomed guests from outside the GTA to our events.


Emily knows what it’s like to ‘hustle’ and juggle it all – she’s founder of the How She Hustles women’s network; she’s a wife and mother; and, she has a demanding career at one of the largest media companies in Canada. Emily has a successful career in media and communications that spans 15 years. She holds degrees in journalism and music, and has studied public relations. Emily was recently nominated for a YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award, named one of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada and received the inaugural Women’s Empowerment Award at the Black Canadian Awards.


Emily Mills
Founder, How She Hustles

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