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!
To learn more about the Vancouver Chapter and LeanIn Circles review the information below and feel free to contact Colleen.Ellis@leaninCanada.com
"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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Angela Champ is an executive and author whose career has spanned many professions and industries including banking, insurance, engineering and oil & gas. One common theme throughout her career has been her passion for advocating for and empowering women. She was the founder of the ICBC Women's Network, which ran for 9 years, was on the board of directors for Women Building Futures for 4 years, hosts a series on YouTube called Work Like a Girl, and has implemented several mentoring programs for students and professionals. Recently named as one of Canada’s top 20 HR leaders on the HRD Global 100 and on The Most Inclusive HR Influencer list, Angela is the author of "It Depends," published in English and French, and of "The Squiggly Line Career" (available November 2020). She is also a frequent conference speaker on topics including leadership, strategic human resources, careers, and healthy workplaces.
Lean In Circles Manager
I believe in women helping women.... and in general people helping people with introductions, information, mentoring or whatever I am able to provide to them to help meet their goals. Lean In Circles has been a great conduit for the women in the Rise Together circles (I helped establish this past year) to commit to actions, have those deeper conversations around topics you may not have with others and establish a new network which you may not have otherwise had. I encourage you to reach out to me if you would like me to share my experiences in establishing a circle and how you can start your own with business colleagues, friends, neighbors etc.
I have an in-depth background in technology sales and partnerships with both Enterprise and Mid Size companies. My passion is mentoring sales professionals to meet their objectives by providing the best solutions for their customers. I also enjoy teaching beginners to ski, anything outdoors, reading and cooking.
Events Team Lead
Amrita is a highly creative businesswoman with a passion for helping firms align their profits with sustainability initiatives. A business graduate from UBC Sauder School of Business, Amrita is currently working as a consultant at a boutique consulting firm in Vancouver. When she is not championing sustainability in the workplace, she is rallying for equity, diversity and inclusion through the events she organizes at Lean In. As the Events Team Lead, Amrita wants to help womxn step into their best selves both professionally and personally. Her love for talking to people has been the driving force in her endeavor to master a fifth language and to keep being a happy polyglot! In her free time, you can find Amrita exercising her creative sensibilities to bind books, craft bags, design dresses, and write stories about magical lands.
Marketing Team Lead
Coming from a multicultural background and having a worldly view, Susana understands and is able to speak to different cultures and perspectives. Susana is fascinated by the marketing world. She works in a digital marketing agency and has run many successful online campaigns for various industries such as real estate, fashion, beauty, and education, in English and/or Chinese. Working in a female-dominant company has helped her to discover her professional potential and abilities, and helped her grow enormously personally. In order to give back, she decided to join Lean In and do the same by supporting other women.
Finance Team Lead