Established in 2017, the Vancouver Network 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!
"At my first Lean In event I was thrilled by how welcome and supported I felt. It was a truly wonderful evening!"
- Madi Burnett
"Lean In Canada has provided me with the chance to learn from a diverse community of inspiring, supportive women."
- Kinsey Smith
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Amrita is a passionate storyteller and strategist, helping organizations attain an equitable and sustainable future. She envisions leveraging her energy and enthusiasm to affect positive social change in her community. She was raised by a theatre family and attained a unique blend of education in fine arts and business which all coalesced into her becoming a natural facilitator and strategist, leading organizations into a more inclusive future one policy and one conversation at a time.
At the moment, she is gratefully living and dreaming worlds on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) First Nations.
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.
Alicia Hayre is Lean In Vancouver's Sponsorship Committee Lead. She enjoys working with Lean In not only because she gets to meet individuals with diverse backgrounds, but also because she gets to help facilitate new conversations and create dialogue surrounding important local and global events.
She is excited for the Lean In Community to grow and for all upcoming events!
She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in Audit, Corporate Finance, and Financial Planning and Analysis. She has previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in both their Audit and Investment Banking divisions in the financial services, retail, technology, and forestry industries. She currently works as a Senior Financial Analyst at Aritzia, a public North American clothing retailer headquartered in Vancouver.
Elena Bobyreva is an HR leader with 15+ years of hands-on and advisory experience in implementing HR programs and strategies that support business mission. Elena specializes in organizational effectiveness, talent management, people analytics, and change management. She is passionate about coaching employees and fostering a collaborative environment where people are supported to deliver optimal performance. As a Circles Lead of the Lean In Network, Vancouver, Elena supports the organizers and members of the Lean In circles and promotes the Lean In methodology in workplaces.
Jennifer MA is a senior GTM Marketing Manager, in charge of the overall business strategy and delivering sales and marketing results in the United States. She used to work for DJI Innovations Technology Co., Ltd in Hong Kong and Tencent Holdings Ltd. in Shenzhen, China.
With 9 years in the consumer electronic industry globally, she is professional on coordinating with cross-functional teams and intercultural communication to achieve the company business goals, including Key Account management, Global Integrated Marketing Management, Global Business Strategic planning and Regional Go-To-Market Strategic Planning & Execution.
Besides, she used to volunteer for Lean In China(ShenZhen) for 2 years as the marketing coordinator. During her tenure, she successfully set up the live-stream team and delivered 20+ live-streams. Guests come from all walks of life. Topics covered in different areas, from Professional Information Searching to Psychological Counseling.
In 2021, she was invited by Lean In Circle as a lecturer and shared her personal experience with Lean In Girls. In 2022, she arranged a Kendall Mountain Film Festival Shenzhen offline event with 200+ attendees together with the team.
Now she would like to continue her support for Lean In Community, help more girls lean in achieving a successful and happier life.
Network Liaison Lead
After working in a multinational male-oriented company in Brazil as an Engineer, in 2015, Fernanda changed her home and career. She moved to Vancouver and became a certified career coach and professor in post-secondary education. Her passion is to help women remember their successes and be confident about themselves. In her free time, Fernanda enjoys travelling and playing Squash.
Sana, a seasoned marketing specialist, boasts an impressive 8-year track record of conceptualizing and executing compelling brand campaigns. Her innovative strategies have resonated with audiences across a multitude of media platforms, amplifying the presence of international giants such as Amazon Prime Video, BookMyShow, Garnier, and Dove.
Originating from Mumbai, India - a city renowned for its dreams and diversity, Sana has recently embarked on a new journey in Vancouver. This transition reflects her innate desire to embrace new challenges and seize growing opportunities. Her creativity and enthusiasm are the cornerstones of her success.
Sana is deeply committed to societal contributions as an individual. Throughout her life, she has championed numerous causes that resonate with her values, including animal welfare, poverty alleviation, hunger eradication, and women’s empowerment. As a member of Lean In, she dedicates her efforts to empowering women in their professional pursuits. With an unquenchable thirst for exploration and discovery, she continually seeks to push the boundaries in her field, unlocking new possibilities with each endeavour.