Launch. Learn. Level up!
How She Hustles and BDC present “Launch. Learn. Level Up!” Don’t miss this webinar featuring inspiring Canadian Black women entrepreneurs sharing their candid stories of business growth. Plus, hear from an expert if the financing and advisory services team at BDC about how they can help you expand your company, too. Speakers: Emily Mills (How She Hustles), Evelyne Nyairo (Ellie Bianca), Dacia Rohlehr (Paws en route), Chelsea Prescod (BDC). Watch the video (closed captions available).
2nd Startup & Slay Series
How She Hustles returns with the 2nd Startup & Slay Digital Series proudly sponsored by CIBC for Small Business Month with partners Rogers Sports & Media & Shopify. Meet seven women and one non-binary entrepreneur from three provinces who have shown how their businesses are slaying in the Canadian market. Watch all 4 replays of these interactive online events about starting a business during COVID-19, scaling up a food business, making business more accessible and entrepreneurship and Indigenous allyship. Plus, read our exclusive articles for business insights and tips.
How She Hustles 10th Year Virtual Celebration
May 30, 2020 via Live Stream
Join EM Mills and special guests to help us celebrate 10 years of bringing diverse women together through How She Hustles. Don’t miss this fun and inspiring night in! Featuring a welcome by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with guest speaker Tracy Moore, jazz star Kellylee Evans, dance demo with Carnival Spice, DIY cocktails with JoJo’s Mix, musical trivia with DJ MelBoogie, and more. Watch the replay now. Winner of the Best Virtual Event 2020 from ByBlacks.com People’s Choice Awards.
How She Hustles Virtual Meetup series
March 2020 on Instagram LIVE
In response to COVID-19, How She Hustles produced a 3-part virtual series on Instagram LIVE to keep our community strong, share information and inspiration to our network, especially women entrepreneurs. The sessions featured 10 speakers speaking on self-care, how to navigate these uncertain economic times and practical marketing and social media tips. Watch the replay now.
How She Hustles Startup & Slay digital series launch
October 2019 at CIBC and Ryerson DMZ
We hosted two launch receptions during Small Business Week to mark the launch of the Startup & Slay national digital series, featuring six videos about diverse women entrepreneurs from British Columbia to Nova Scotia who have started and are scaling their companies. Videos produced by How She Hustles with sponsors CIBC, Futurpreneur Canada and Ryerson University. Watch and read their stories.
How She Hustles Summer Social sponsored by CIBC
August 2019 at Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites
200 diverse women attended our annual summer meet-up inside Toronto’s urban oasis. We welcomed three incredible speakers, our first live ASL interpreter, and took over the patio to connect with fellow women to watch in our city!
See photos here
How She Hustles roundtable with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
March 2019 at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
An intimate roundtable discussion with on women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship with Canada’s Prime Minister and The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Minister of International Development.
How She Hustles celebrates International Women’s Day
March 2019 at Cambria Gallery
Following three sold-out events last year, we extended a special invitation to diverse women in Toronto to celebrate with female entrepreneurs, side hustlers and innovative leaders making an impact across our city. Hosted at Cambria, one of Toronto’s unique event venues, we celebrated International Women’s Day with style and substance. Sponsored by CIBC, Vistaprint Studio & Cambria Gallery.
Startup & Slay – The Fall Edition
October 2018 at Artscape Sandbox
Back by popular demand, Startup & Slay presented by How She Hustles is a full-day of networking and panels for diverse women who want to start or scale their early-stage small businesses. Presenting sponsor CIBC and print sponsor Vistaprint Studio. Just in time for October’s Small Business Month, the agenda features knowledgeable women speaking on four panels with practical information to help you navigate the start-up ecosystem, manage your money, earn media coverage and slay on social.
How She Hustles Summer Social
August 2018 at Shopify
Join How She Hustles at our summer meet-up for diverse women – come connect with female entrepreneurs, side hustlers and innovative leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity to end the season with a night of networking at Shopify, one of Toronto’s coolest work spaces including an amazing rooftop patio.
Startup & Slay
May 2018 at Spaces Queen West
Toronto’s new meet-up and panel sponsored by CIBC featuring diverse female entrepreneurs:
Eva Wong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Borrowell
Devon Fiddler, Chief Changemaker, SheNative
Kiana ‘rookz’ Eastmond, Founder and Director, Sandbox Studios
Lisa Mattam, Founder and President, Sahajan
Tanya Walker, Founder and CEO, Walker Law
HERstory in Black
Febuary 2017 at CBC Broadcasting Centre
HERstory in Black is a digital photo series featuring 150 inspiring black women to mark Black History Month and Canada’s 150th. As seen on national CBC Television, Radio and Digital. Hosted a 400-guest cocktail reception featuring performances by Jully Black, d’bi young anitafrika with DJ Mel Boogie and Amanda Parris as the evening’s MC. The project won CBC’s top honour – the President’s Award – and an RTDNA media award nomination.
She Changed The Game
October 2016 at Tract 9
Panel on taking risks, redefining success, pursuing your passions. Video by Toni Morgan + panel with Nneka Elliott, Tika Simone, Leisa Washington, Aisha Addo.
The Summer Social
July 2016 at Windup Restaurant
100+ diverse women took over the patio at one of Toronto’s coolest Caribbean hotspots.
Tribute To Our Mothers
April 2016 at Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites
Pre-Mother’s Day event with 250 guests and VIPs including Jully Black, Michie Mee, trey anthony. Video with Jully Black’s “I Travelled” & photos of inspiring moms: https://youtu.be/Bc16z8l27AQ
International Women’s Day Meet-up
March 2016 at Design Co-founders
An invite-only potluck for women leading change & female networks in Toronto
All-female pop-up shop
November 2015 at North York Reference Library Auditorium
Supporting women-led start-ups – shopping by women, for women!
How She Hustles 5th anniversary & summer social
May 2015 at Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites
Celebrating five years of our network at Toronto’s urban resort!
Video of poem by Paulina O’Kieffe for women who hustle:https://youtu.be/8rrkJf4-axE
HERstory: An inspiring women’s panel
March 2015 at YWCA Toronto’s Elm Centre
With CEO of YWCA Canada – CP24’s Nneka Elliott – 4 inspiring panelists
5th & final How She Hustles brunch
October 2014 at The Chelsea Hotel Toronto
Sold out in days – trending on Twitter – 250 guests
How She Hustles Annual Women’s Fall Social
October 2013 at Novotel North York
1st How She Hustles brunch
May 2010 at Globe Bistro