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Startup & Slay by How She Hustles with diverse female entrepreneurs

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Spaces - Toronto, Queen West

180 John Street

Toronto, ON M5T 1X5

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DEFINITION of ‘slay’:

  • Do something amazing!

WHAT:

  • Startup & Slay - Toronto’s new meet-up and panel featuring diverse female entrepreneurs
  • Hosted by How She Hustles, a network founded by Emily Mills that connects diverse women through social media and special events since 2010.

WHO:

  • Emily Mills, Founder of How She Hustles/ Host of Startup & Slay
  • 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

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:

  • Launching, leading and scaling your startup
  • Funding and pitching your idea
  • Navigating your career without a formal mentor
  • Tackling fear and overcoming imposter syndrome
  • Time management and priority setting
  • Dealing with challenging business relationships
  • Finding supporters and advisors
  • Networking beyond Toronto
  • And more…

AGENDA:

  • 6:00pm – Doors Open & Networking
  • 6:45 pm – Welcome
  • 6:50 pm – Panel begins
  • 7:50 pm – Q & A
  • 8:20 pm – Closing remarks
  • 8:25 pm – Networking
  • 9:00pm – Event ends


BIOS

EVA WONG is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. Borrowell offers free credit score monitoring, personal loans and product recommendations to over 500,000 members, making it one of Canada’s largest fintech companies. Borrowell was recently named to the Fintech 100, a list of the top 100 fintech companies globally compiled by KPMG. With a background in management consulting and business development, Eva has worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and abroad, including roles at Maple Leaf Foods and Oliver Wyman. Eva was named one of 20 tech start-up founders to follow by Twitter Canada and is on the 2017 Women in FinTech Powerlist. Eva holds degrees from Harvard University and Queen’s School of Business. She enjoys biking, food blogs and baking projects with her two kids.

DEVON FIDDLER is a Cree Woman from the Waterhen Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. Devon is a social entrepreneur, and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories. Devon built SheNative to help empower and change perceptions of Indigenous Woman and girls. The brand will be featured when Toronto Indigenous Fashion Week debuts this May. Devon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aboriginal Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan, and has completed many other professional programs. She has earned seed funding through Futurpreneur, BDC, the Aboriginal Youth Idea Challenge, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation’s Young Arts Entrepreneur Grant and successful crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. In 2015, Devon was recognized in CBC’s Future 40 Under 40, received the Start-up Canada Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Sustainable Business of the Year for the Prairie Region. She also represented Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance (YEA) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2016, Devon received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the under 29 category and SheNative became one of the top 5 SheEO Ventures.

KIANA ‘ROOKZ’ EASTMOND is the Founder & Director at Sandbox Studios, one of the most successful urban music artist development and recording facilities in Toronto. With sessions with Cardi B, Tory Lanez, Kid Ink, and most of the city's up and coming, Sandbox has become a staple in the scene. Former music manager and now serial entrepreneur, rookz is a public speaker, consultant and innovator, sitting on panels from Toronto to New York, and all over the world, 'rookz' is quickly becoming one of Toronto's stars behind the music.

LISA MATTAM launched Sahajan, an evidence-based natural skincare line based on the Ancient Science of Ayurveda in 2015. The line has been featured in Vogue Paris, Chatelaine and Forbes and is distributed across North America by Indigo to The Shopping Channel. Lisa was the only Canadian to be selected for Sephora’s Inaugural Beauty Accelerator. Previously, she grew The Mattam Group, a consulting firm, with clients in Canada, the US, Latin America and the UAE. Lisa was named by Profit Magazine as one of the Top Ten Emerging Women Entrepreneurs in Canada and recognized by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce as Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Lisa has an Honours Bachelor of Science, an MBA, and Diploma in European Business. She is a former instructor with the Schulich Executive Education Centre, a young leader with the BMW Foundation and an active business mentor to other start-ups. Lisa is married and has two children.

TANYA WALKER practiced at two Bay Street firms before opening her own downtown law firm which was originally located on Bay Street. Walker Law employs five full time employees in the area of commercial litigation and two more employees will join the team this year. Tanya graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Commerce degree, minoring in Economics. She then graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 2006. In 2016, Tanya was sworn in by the Law Society to be a first black elected female bencher from Toronto in the 220-year history of the Law Society. Benchers who are elected every four years by lawyers, protect the public by regulating lawyers and paralegals. Walker Law which has received numerous awards for excellence and growth, and also gives back to the community through providing a financial award to the individual with the highest academic standing in the commercial litigation class at Osgoode Hall. Tanya is named in Lexpert as one of the Leading Lawyers to Watch in Corporate/Commercial Litigation. She appears regularly on CBC and CTV as a legal expert.


EMILY MILLS is the award-winning founder of How She Hustles, a highly-engaged network that has connected diverse women in Toronto through social media and special events since 2010. Emily’s events have consistently sold-out and trended on Twitter and have attracted up to 400 guests. Women attend to get information, inspiration and share tips for success.

Emily is also the creator of HERstory in Black, a digital photo series she launched then pitched to her former employer CBC. The project earned national media coverage, became a 1-hour TV documentary, lead to an unprecedented event at CBC and earned the attention of the Prime Minister on social media. For this innovative work, Emily and the HERstory in Black team won the CBC President’s Award in 2017.

Last year, she was named a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow - one of 25 rising city leaders making an impact across the GTHA - and became an ‘activator’ who champions female entrepreneurs through SheEO. Emily has been nominated for a YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award, and was named one of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada. Emily holds degrees in journalism and music, and has studied public relations.

She recently became a full-time entrepreneur and enjoys public speaking, communications consulting and creating spaces for diverse women to shine. Beyond the hustle, Emily enjoys life with her husband and two sons.

The event program and speakers are subject to change without advanced notice.

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Hashtags #howshehustles #startupandslay
Emily Mills – Twitter/IG @howshehustles
Eva Wong – Twitter/IG @eva_toronto @borrowell
Kiana ‘rookz’ Eastmond – Twitter @rookzie IG @rookz
Lisa Mattam – Twitter @lisamattam Twitter/IG @sahajanskincare
Tanya Walker – Twitter/IG @walker_law
Venue – Twitter/IG @spacesworks


FAQs

What does my registration include?
Registration includes a beverage, appetizers and event access.

Who should attend?
How She Hustles events are attended by self-identified diverse women/racialized women/women of colour but also by women from any backgrounds who wish to participate in our gatherings. We aim to create an uplifting vibe at all our events where women can be their authentic selves. If you do not identify with our core audiences – consider purchasing a ticket for a woman who does.

Is this event accessible?
There is a barrier-free entrance from street level and elevators to the floor where we will host the event. Also an accessible gender neutral bathroom. If you know a woman who has significant financial barriers that would prevent them from attending, please contact howshehustles@gmail.com. If you require additional support or accommodations, please contact us and we will do our best to assist.

Can I get TTC and driving parking info?
TTC – Go to Osgoode Subway, then walk along Queen St West to John then go north. It’s less than a 10 minute walk from the subway. Just up the street from the old MuchMusic building.

Parking – Use an app to find your closest lot or street parking.

Are you looking for vendors?
Not for this event. No vendors – or sales of any kind on site.

Are you looking for more speakers?
Not at this time, but you are welcome to submit an expression of interest to howshehustles@gmail.com

What should I bring?
Great questions, good vibes and business cards if you have them. No stress it you don’t.

What should I wear?
Business casual attire suggested but come in what makes you feel good! That’s what matters most.

I have additional questions – who should I contact?
howshehustles@gmail.com


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RECORDING. By entering these premises of the How She Hustles event, you agree that you have knowledge of and consent to direct and simultaneous awareness.

GRANT OF RIGHTS. You irrevocably and wholly grant to How She Hustles the exclusive use of your name, voice, picture, and likeness as recorded on these premises in conjunction with this event. You also irrevocably and wholly grant to How She Hustles exclusive use of any statements and actions made by you as recorded on these premises in conjunction with this event. This grant of rights shall be effective throughout the world and in perpetuity.

USE BY HOW SHE HUSTLES. How She Hustles may use any footage it obtains at this event for any purpose, including but not limited to live and recorded transmission, advertising, promotion, sale, and transfer, in all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe and in perpetuity. You agree you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the How She Hustles event.

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