Lean In Ottawa - Lean in Canada

About Our Network

Our network empowers women in the Ottawa community to live fulfilling lives by inspiring each of us to build our own path to success.

We envision the Ottawa network as the platform for women to be unapologetically ambitious. A place to collaborate, grow skills, and seek advice while embracing our differences. Where we encourage each other to become our very best selves.

Whatever your goal — whether you’re building your confidence, advocating for yourself, or embarking on a new endeavor — Lean In Ottawa can help you get there.  Join us and lean into the conversation.

Join our community by becoming a Lean In member!


Upcoming Events

NATIONAL:  Inspiring Inclusion

March 21, 2024 | 6-9pm EST

Online with Zoom

NATIONAL: Inspiring Inclusion

Join us for an evening of conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. During this virtual event you will hear ...

OTTAWA:  February Food for Thought

February 15, 2024 | 6-9pm EST

The Clarendon Tavern, 11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario

OTTAWA: February Food for Thought

February Food for Thought is heading to The Clarendon Tavern in Ottawa’s vibrant ByWard Market! 🍸✨ This unique location is the perfect ...

“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


Vanessa Monteiro

Network President

Grace Wong

VP & Engagement Lead

Erin Leslie

Partnerships Co-Lead

Stephanie Ade


Emily Shepherdson

Events Co-Lead

Georgia Fox

Marketing Lead

Moira McClenaghan

Engagement Co-Lead

Taylor Sargent


Jameyn Arboleda

Chief of Staff

Alina Joji


Pragya Dubey


Natalia Sanduleac


Morgan McKeen


Lesley Isaro


Sylvana Gatto

Partnerships Co-Lead

Samantha Shaver


Sara Salgado