This network was born of a mission to empower women in the Ottawa community to lead, succeed, and live fulfilling lives. We hope to make the Ottawa network a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. A place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, a place where we help each other become our very best selves. Whatever your goal—whether you’re working toward a promotion or building your confidence, entering a new industry or starting a business— the events powered by Lean In Ottawa can help you get there. Stop by, lean in and join us in the conversation.
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“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
Shea is a marketing executive with a background in consumer goods and b2b tech. She currently leads a team of 30+ marketers at Fullscript, and volunteers her spare time with women-led or girl-focused organizations. She’s an active speaker and writer who is always eager for a new connection and a great conversation over a coffee (virtual or otherwise). Shea’s participation in Lean In Ottawa is driven by the desire for life-long learning, and the recognition that nobody is better suited for educating women than other women.
Ashley currently supports the CTO and Engineering team at Fullscript. Prior to this, Ashley worked as a people manager for Uber and an Operations Manager in the restaurant industry where she helped grow 1 ma and pop eatery into 4 local Ottawa pizzerias. It was her time as a leader in the restaurant industry that really hi-lighted the importance of female leadership in a male-dominated industry and what inspired her to surround herself with strong women. When not at work, you can find Ashley backstage in tech operations for local Ottawa theatre groups.
Moira is a product designer at Fullscript in Ottawa with 3 years experience as a co-lead in women’s ERGs. Moira has been a member of other women’s groups and safe spaces for women in the workforce and wants to provide the same safety and comradery to the women of Fullscript. She is also happy to support anyone else looking to start a circle in the community. Feel free to message her on Linkedin if you ever want to have a coffee and chat.
Chantha Nhem is a Business Process Improvement Expert, Diversity & Inclusion Influencer, Mentor and Coach. She has over 10 years of experience in leading diverse teams as a Manager of Delivery Operations Services. She is currently working towards her ICF ACC Coaching Certification. She is an active community volunteer and is currently the D&I Advisor for Orion’s Reach and Chair for Nokia StrongHer Canada. She truly believes that change happens when we advocate for ourselves & others and when we all boldly take action to challenge the status quo. She currently resides in Orleans with her husband and two young children. She enjoys biking, gardening, plant parenting, reading, travelling and is passionate about sustainability practices.
Grace is an IT Analyst at Statistics Canada in Ottawa.
Georgia is a communications and marketing expert with a background in corporate communications and digital marketing. For the majority of her career she has been working in the Public Service as a Communications Officer and running her business PlantEd Project in her spare time. Her desire to continuously learn and grow has most recently led her to complete a Masters of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business. Georgia’s passion for women in business has compelled her to help others like her develop their careers with purpose.
Beatrice Georges-Lemire is currently pivoting her career into tech, more specifically web development, after spending 6 years teaching in elementary schools. Wanting to grow from her last position, the continuous learning that tech brings sparked her interest, and being in an environment where she can help others achieve goals became an evident choice. She is looking forward to helping women find their right fit, and supporting each other’s goals. She is enthusiastic about extending her network and meeting new faces in this new industry. She enjoys cooking, staying active through exercise and walks through the woods, and cuddling her many pets.