Dynamic. Diverse. Inspiring. Empowered. These are just a few ways to describe our remarkable city of Toronto. These are also the themes we weave through the Toronto Chapter of Lean In Canada. Our programs are rooted in thoughtful consideration of Lean In’s purpose, as well as the unique needs of women in Toronto. We strive to provide collaborative, engaging, and empowering programming. We focus on tools, resources, and sense of community that supports the fulfillment of career goals for the women of our city. Our volunteer executives and their teams are some of the most dedicated women around, and they infuse their passion into everything they do with and for Lean In Canada-Toronto. So, Toronto, join us as we build a world where people of every gender can pursue their dreams without bias or other barriers holding them back.
"Lean In Canada has provided me with an amazing opportunity to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences in a great venue."
- Ami Patel
Head of Finance
Lisa Thompson is the Sr. Director of Finance at Flipp Corporation, a leading mobile marketplace that connects millions of shoppers with retailers and brands.
Prior to joining Flipp, Lisa worked at EY in the Assurance practice focused on Real Estate, Automotive, and Manufacturing clients. Lisa also spent a year in Campus Recruiting, recruiting over 100 students to the firm.
Lisa is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, Mississauga.
Head of Stakeholder Engagement
Allison is passionate about retail strategy. As a Strategy Consultant with Accenture and Bain and Company, and an in-house Strategist with Holt Renfrew and Sleep Country Canada, Allison has worked with many iconic Canadian and international brands, helping each to define where to play and how to win in today's quickly changing retail landscape. Allison holds a B'COMM from Queen's University and an MBA from Columbia Business School and has lived and worked in London, New York, and Toronto, which she now calls home. Allison has two young children and is committed to developing programs to support gender equality in the workplace, especially relating to women with children.
Head of Sponsorship
Niki started volunteering with Lean In Canada in January 2018 as Sponsorship Table Manager. In June 2018, Niki took on the role of Toronto Regional Sponsorship Manager where she oversaw all sponsorships related to in-kind donations, auctions, and event tables. Niki graduated from Ivey Business School with a general business degree and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Following graduation, Niki became a Venture for Canada fellow, a 2-year fellowship to introduce new graduates to the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Niki is passionate about women's empowerment and giving back to her community.