Lean In Calgary - Lean in Canada

About Our Network

Lean In Calgary is Canada’s newest city-wide network and is expected to launch in 2019. Founding Network President, Susan Elford, APR, CPCC, PCC is leading this charge and spent her first six months in the role researching the needs of the Calgary community, conducting public consultation and visioning sessions for the future of the chapter and hiring key volunteer positions. For the first year of launch, the Calgary Chapter has four main areas of focus: Events, Volunteers, Visioning Sessions and the Calgary Community. Through two visioning sessions held in late 2018, diverse women representing all sectors called for a program tailor-made to Calgary’s unique market. With this feedback in mind, a core volunteer team of seasoned and well-positioned volunteers was formed to fulfill this need. For 2019, the Chapter’s goal is to hold three networking events to introduce the Lean In vision to key stakeholders while establishing a strong presence within the Calgary community.

“The partnership with our organization and Lean In has been a positive collaboration. 50 ways to Fight Bias was an informative and educational experience for our employees. Lean In not only provided us with awareness, but also real-life tools and strategies that can be embedded into our business to create impactful and transformative change with respect to breaking the gender bias”

- Laura De Filippis, Chief Human Resources Officer for Glen Dimplex Americas


Sharleen Gatcha

Calgary Network President