We are the women of Calgary: the professionals, mothers, community leaders, wives, and business owners.

Sometimes we’ve got it. And sometimes we need a boost up. That’s what we are here for.

Come learn more about this growing community of women who are banding together to support, nurture, and grow female leadership in our city—and even see firsthand how this community can change how you work, nurture your ambitions, and provide you with a safe space to be real and voice your goals.

Join us at the St. Louis Hotel at Lean In Calgary’s official launch event and meet like-minded people – people who want to give each other a hand up as we all work to achieve our personal ambitions.

At our kick-off event, you’ll…

  • Be welcomed into our growing community of Calgary’s female leaders;
  • Learn more about the movement sparked by Sheryl Sandberg’s book: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead;
  • See firsthand how Lean In Circles can change how you work, nurture your ambitions, and provide you with a safe space to be real and voice your goals;
  • Celebrate with local entrepreneurs by shopping their wares and tasting their treats; and
  • Maybe meet the person who will open your next door.

Our speakers include:

What are you waiting for? Register for the event today.

Co-Sponsors of the Hip Image Open Air Photo Booth and Hashtag Printing Station:

Hip Image has quickly become Calgary’s premier photo booth service offering the most unique photo services in the city and province. We offer a creative approach and multitude of technologies that will both engage your guests and build on your brand. We create and execute engaging event and brand experiences that guests are magnetically drawn to, we can help build brand loyalty, create digital and physical visual memories worth sharing all while producing dynamic and interactive event entertainment. Each of our services offers a completely customizable experience to fit your event theme or branding. Canada’s original VW Photo Booth bus, Boler and new to the scene–gorgeous open air indoor unit–may be vintage but our photo booths are totally modern. Our custom photo booths are built directly into the VW, Boler and of course, our open air unit. Prints snapped on a DSLR are developed within seconds for your enjoyment. Share the good times with your friends via social media on the spot with custom-branded images.


Pekarsky & Co. is a Calgary-based, independently owned and operated, award-winning boutique executive search firm. Pekarsky & Co. helps companies large and small, private and public, global and local in attracting the very best talent to their organization. Our firm is capable of searching for talent around the world, or right here in our backyard. We are industry agnostic having worked in literally every key Canadian industry from oil and gas to power to manufacturing to tourism to cannabis. Our speciality is Director level roles and above in corporate services — if the job exists at corporate head office, we can find the people. The question you need to ask yourself when hiring is whether you want to hire the best person who applies for the job, or the best person, period. There is often a significant delta between the calibre of an active job searcher versus those currently working and not looking. We can tap into that pool and in doing so we take your company’s story to the market in a credible and compelling way that will attract the very best people to your organization. We are also tremendously involved in our local community, donating hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars to worthy causes and charities. We have been honoured to receive a Business in Calgary Leaders Award in 2015, an Alberta Venture Fast 50 Award in 2016 and back to back Reader’s Choice Awards in 2017 and 2018 for excellence in legal recruitment from Canadian Lawyer Magazine. We are a finalist for the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award. We have worked with hundreds of local organizations and successfully completed over 600 searches since opening our doors in 2009. Finally, we are thought leaders, writing a provocative monthly blog, called The Ampersand, which enjoys a large following, growing by the day. To learn more about Pekarsky & Co., visit our website at pekarskyco.com.

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