Established in 2017, the Vancouver Chapter dedicates itself to empowering women to take action. We provide support and opportunities for our members to connect through our lunch and learn roundtables, evening workshops, seminars and speaker panels, monthly email newsletters and our Lean In Circle Managers assisting companies to set up their own internal Lean In Circles. We also proactively engage with other women’s organizations in Vancouver to amplify our efforts together to empower women. If you are part of a women’s cause and would like to work together please reach out to us!
"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
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Florence is a tenacious entrepreneur with a career spanning Finance, Fashion and Marketing. She runs a marketing agency specialized in Chinese Marketing based in Vancouver, built the world's first peer-to-peer online currency exchange, and launched Canada's first ever VOGUE's Fashion's Night Out. In her spare time she runs a lifestyle magazine and leads the Lean In Canada Vancouver Chapter. She dedicates her time to the Lean In cause for her niece, so she can grow up in an environment where she could experience equal opportunities in the workplace.
Joanne is the Talent Acquisition Advisor at the Bosa Family of Companies, overseeing recruitment and talent branding for the two construction arms of the company. As part of the Human Resources department, she is involved in developing programs related to recruitment, on-boarding/training, employee recognition and employer brand. Prior to Bosa, she spent some time doing campus recruitment for the audit and consulting groups at Deloitte Canada, as well as recruitment operations for a recruitment agency. Joanne pursued her post-secondary education in California; in 2015, she earned her Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and, in 2010, her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Southern California.
Jennifer Caldwell is a principal at D&H Group LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, a Vancouver-based mid-sized accounting firm. She provides personalized accounting, income tax, assurance and business advisory services to small and medium sized not-for-profit organizations and privately-owned businesses. Jennifer has been with D&H Group LLP since 2006 and has extensive experience with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit entities and private enterprises and Canadian income tax compliance and planning for individuals, trusts and corporations. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria and holds a CPA, CA designation.
Jennifer joined Lean In Canada – Vancouver Chapter as Finance Lead in April 2017. She is passionate about mentoring other women, developing a supportive environment and promoting gender equality, with a specific interest in addressing biases surrounding working parents.
Filza is a community builder at heart. She is excited by the stories of other people and is driven by the power of connection. Through her time at UBC, she led many student organizations and programs including Collegia and First Year Orientation. In a professional capacity, she uses her strong sense of empathy to be a Product Manager in the tech industry. As a non-technical professional in a very technical and male-dominant environment, she is passionate about creating spaces that are welcoming and friendly to people of all genders, and backgrounds.