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Establishing a Dialogue with Black Women is a BBPA’s International Women’s Month event. The dialogue aims to discuss and raise awareness of many issues that are both local and global, and which affect Black women daily.
Despite many advances in Women’s Empowerment this century, there are many unresolved issues that interfere with progress women seek in order to reach their full potential. Let’s address the following: Bridging the Gender Gap: Sexism, gender bias, and equal pay. Achieving Gender Parity: Invest in and improvement of educational opportunities for women: Gaining access to jobs in all fields. Women’s Empowerment: Fostering women’s sense of worth by accessing resources, providing information on career pathways, and leadership opportunities.
Founder, How She Hustles
Emily Mills is the award-winning founder of How She Hustles, one of Canada’s leading social networks that reaches 15,000 diverse women through sold-out events and digital content. Later this year, How She Hustles will mark a milestone – its 10th anniversary.
In 2019, Emily was the creator and executive producer of Startup & Slay, a digital video series that profiled six Canadian start-ups by diverse women entrepreneurs from British Columbia to Nova Scotia with sponsors CIBC, Futurpreneur Canada and Ryerson University.
In 2017, Emily created HERstory in Black, a digital photo series featuring 150 inspiring Black women with CBC. The project became a 1-hour TV documentary, earned national publicity and the CBC President’s Award.
Emily has been named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list, the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women list and Ryerson University’s Alumni of Distinction. She holds degrees from York University (music), Ryerson University (journalism) and studied public relations.
A frequent public speaker, she’s held various media roles including assistant diversity producer at CTV and senior communications officer at CBC. She’s a proud wife and mom of two boys. Find her on Twitter or Instagram @howshehustles.