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!
To learn more about the Vancouver Network and LeanIn Circles review the information below and feel free to contact Elena or Malavika.
"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.
Cari Mai is an energetic entrepreneur who is passionate about bringing like-minded women together in the community. She is a second-generation Vancouverite and a skilled real estate professional serving clients in English, French, and Chinese. Working in a male-dominant industry has made her realize the importance for women to connect and support each other to succeed together. Her best business partners and vendors are mostly women-owned and led!
Cari joined the Vancouver Chapter of the Lean In Canada sponsorship team in 2018 to help seek sponsorship and support from the local community to provide professional women the opportunity to connect and learn from one another at Lean In events in Vancouver.
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 missions. 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.
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.
Events Team Co-Lead
Daisy is a strategic communications specialist and former award-winning journalist with years of experience working for a leading global communications firm and top-tier media outlets in Canada. Coming from an intercultural background, she is passionate about building a more equal world and helping people foster a better understanding of each other and society through efficient, meaningful communication. Lean In is in line with her values. Daisy is excited to put her in-depth experience in event planning, corporate communications and project management into her role as the Co-Lead of Events, to help inspire meaningful, open conversations that will help enrich professionals from different backgrounds and create safe spaces for them to connect and grow together.
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.