Date: July 4, 2018
Calgary, get ready for Susan!
Lean In Canada is excited to announce the appointment of Calgary Chapter President, Susan Elford.
Susan joins Lean In Canada in this leadership role as the organization prepares to launch its Calgary regional chapter in 2019. Susan, along with Nicolle White and Flo Leung, chapter presidents for Lean In Canada’s Toronto and Vancouver chapters, respectively, will further our efforts to serve our members better by continuing to expand coast to coast to build a nationwide community.
As one of Canada’s biggest economic engines, Calgary is a key market for Lean In Canada and we are excited to begin offering our tools and programming to support women and promote equality in the workplace. The Calgary Chapter is slated to be officially launched in 2019. Those who are interested in becoming a member of the Calgary Chapter can sign up now at leanincanada.com to be the first to know of updates for this soon-to-be-launched chapter.
Susan is a Leadership Coach to career-loving women and PR Strategist to not-for-profits and small businesses. She is passionate about building community which extend from developing the not-for-profit community in Calgary to volunteering at her children’s schools. Now, Susan is thrilled to put President, Lean in Calgary, at the top of this list and is excited about building capacity in women leaders in this way. We’re happy to introduce Susan to you, and look forward to sharing exciting updates from her in the near future!
Want to get involved? Interested speakers and sponsors can contact Susan.Elford@leanincanada.com. Volunteer positions for this new chapter will open up later this year; those who are interested in volunteering should email firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up now to be a member at leanincanada.com/calgary for future updates.
About Susan Elford:
Susan Elford is a Leadership Coach to career-loving women and PR Strategist to not-for-profits and small businesses. President and Sole Proprietor of Elford Communications and Susan Elford Coaching & Consulting, Susan stepped away from her corporate communications career in late 2002 to launch Elford Communications. Prior to launching her business, Susan’s career in communications served at senior advisory levels in the provincial government of Newfoundland, building communications programs for energy companies in Canada, and as a senior consultant in agency work that served clients in telecommunications, government, energy and private business. When Susan looks back at her career highlights, she is pleased that they all reflect what happens when good communications planning meets a commitment to succeed: authentically showcasing her clients.
Susan’s passion for building community and effective, strategic communications programs that showcase her clients authentically, has seen her developing the not-for-profit community in Calgary and supporting the growth of her small business clients through hands-on training and coaching and fostering their capacity in marketing and communications. Susan’s passion for community extends beyond her business and you will find Susan actively volunteering with her children’s schools and sports as well as with her professional development organizations and community association. Susan is thrilled to put President, Lean in Calgary, at the top of this list and is excited about building capacity in women leaders in this way.
Susan’s corporate and personal coaching clients include leaders in organizations across Canada. Her leadership coaching work focuses on building the careers of professional women who want all that life and a fulfilling career can offer them, from wherever they choose to serve: from the workplace, from their businesses or from their homes.
Susan is academically trained and holds two university degrees, one in English and the other in Public Relations. Susan is also certified by the Canadian Public Relations Society, the International Association of Public Participation and the Coaches Training Institute.
On the personal side, Susan has lived in Calgary for 20 years, is married and has two almost teenage daughters. She spends her free time outside as much as possible, running, skiing and walking her adorable dog.
About Lean In Canada:
Lean In Canada is a community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers.