Submit your speaker request for Emily Mills, founder of How She Hustles.

She is a frequent public speaker who speaks passionately and with authenticity about:

  • her leadership journey as a Black/BIPOC woman
  • strategies around diversity and inclusion
  • effective marketing and communications
  • networking that actually works!
  • entrepreneurship & startup insights with an intersectional lens
  • engaging diverse employees & communities

She’s keen to speak to business leaders, forward-thinking organizations, women’s networks, youth and diverse audiences.


  • Virtual speaking engagements during COVID-19 include keynotes, panels and fireside chats for high schools, post-secondary institutions, non-profits, government, start-ups, and employee groups or senior leadership teams at corporations.
  • Clients include: Catalyst Inc., The Walrus, University of Waterloo, Rogers Sports & Media, Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, Peel District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and more!


  • Guest speaker: Canadian Business Growth 2020 CEO Forum
  • Gust Speaker: Hudson’s Bay Company Black Employee Network
  • Host: Women Inspire event by Casa Foundation @ Toronto Board of Trade
  • Guest speaker: Startup Canada & Startup Vancouver Celebrate Black Entrepreneurs
  • Keynote speaker: Entrepreneurial Alumni Series @ York University
  • Keynote speaker:  Black Excellence Awards @ Ryerson University
  • Guest speaker: School of Cities @ University of Toronto
  • Moderator: Afro Caribbean Business Network Legacy Forum @ Sheridan College
  • Guest speaker: Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN)
  • Guest speaker: CreativeMornings Toronto
  • Guest speaker: Wednesdays with Women in Film & Television Toronto


  • Moderator: How She Hustles women’s economic empowerment roundtable with the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • Keynote speaker: BCorp Ontario Leadership Development Conference
  • Guest speaker: BMO Webinar with Women and Gender Equality Canada on partnerships and collaboration
  • Host: Startup & Slay digital video series launch events @ Ryerson DMZ + CIBC
  • Moderator: Team Antigua Island Girls rowed the Atlantic Ocean
  • Guest speaker: 100 Accomplished Black Women Symposium on “Exceptional Leadership”
  • MC: YWCA Toronto’s 39th Women of Distinction Awards
  • Panelist: Women in the Workplace Symposium with Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
  • Keynote speaker: Visions of Science Network for Learning Gala
  • Guest speaker: Creative Works Conference
  • Host: Ryerson University’s Viola Desmond Awards
  • Keynote speaker: Omniwomen + Allies #IWD2019 Celebration @ Twitter Canada
  • Keynote speaker: CIBC International Women’s Day Employee Luncheon
  • MC: Ontario Black History Society Black History Month Kick-off Brunch
  • Panelist: U of T’s Hart House Black Entrepreneurs & Visionaries Roundtable
  • Keynote speaker: Smart Start Youth Leadership Summit in Ottawa
  • Keynote speaker: RH King Academy Youth Leadership program
  • Keynote speaker: Massey Centre for Women
  • Workshop presenter: National Black Canadians Summit with Michaëlle Jean Foundation in Ottawa
  • Moderator (Women Deliver 2019 partner event with Girls20):  The Future of Work – Women in the 21st Century Workplace with Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women; Ambassador Mara Marinaki, Principal Adviser on Gender, and on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security – European External Action Service
  • Moderator (Women Deliver 2019 partner event with Vancouver Public Library): Marquee Noon Hour Series: Changing the Face of Leadership – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See


  • Moderator: United Nations Association in Canada Women in Business Panel
  • Moderator: Economic Club of Canada’s #EquityTalks: Black on Bay Street
  • Keynote speaker: Twitter Canada’s #HereWeAre with Canadian Women Leaders
  • Keynote speaker: Maytree Canada’s Five Good Ideas
  • Moderator: Lean in Canada – Women in the C-Suite panel at AGO
  • Moderator: Jully Black interview for YWCA Canada’s Think Big, Lead Now series
  • Keynote speaker: U of T/Rotman Commerce Women in Business Conference
  • Keynote speaker: Ryerson Women in Leadership Conference
  • Panelist: Blissdom Canada’s Social Media Influencer Conference
  • Workshop facilitator: University of Toronto Black Students High School Conference
  • Workshop facilitator: Branded TO Youth Entrepreneurship Conference
  • MC: Caribbean Tales CineFAM Women of Colour Film Night at Revue Cinema
  • MC: Antigua & Barbuda Association of Toronto’s 37th Independence Gala
  • Panelist: Bobby Umar’s Discover Your Personal Brand workshop on side hustles


  • MC: Jamaica 55 reception with Jamaica’s First Lady, The Most Hon. Juliet Holness
  • Moderator: CivicAction Diversecity OnBoard panel at LinkedIn Canada
  • Guest speaker: The Power of Networking – Association of Law Officers of the Crown
  • Guest speaker: Infrastructure Ontario Women’s Network
  • Panelist: Women Run Things – RISE Edutainment
  • Keynote: Pathways to Education Regent Park, Student graduation gala
  • Keynote: She Leads Africa Toronto women’s conference
  • MC: 1st Black Moms Connection Canadian Conference
  • Guest speaker: OISE/U of T Women in Leadership Course
  • Panelist: SheEO Women’s Activator Summit
  • Panelist: Trey Anthony’s Black Girl in Love with Herself at Harbourfront’s Kuumba


  • Moderator: Lean in Canada Women’s Entrepreneur Panel
  • Moderator: MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes interview for Black Female Lawyers Network
  • Panelist: Success Beyond Limits March Break Career Camp
  • Guest speaker: “Million Dollar Pitch” BrandedTO youth entrepreneur conference


  • Keynote: All that Girls Can Be Conference in Regent Park
  • Panelist: Ontario Black History Society Leaders of Tomorrow youth conference
  • Keynote: Jamaican Canadian Association 10th Scholarship Gala
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