Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series @Home-How She Hustles: Becoming My Own Boss

November 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Online (Zoom)

In this 3 part series, our speakers will dive deep into their experiences as an entrepreneur, exploring their success, failure and lessons.

About this Series:
LaunchYU has partnered with York University's Division of Advancement to bring you an at home edition of this series which features top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

About this Talk:

Join this candid conversation with Emily Mills, founder of How She Hustles, one of Canada's leading networks for diverse women. Hear her reflections on how she grew her passion project into a side hustle, and left a media company on her own terms to become a full-time entrepreneur. Plus, the trials and triumphs of 'success' and how she navigated the 10th anniversary of her company during a global pandemic.


Emily Mills, Founder & CEO, How She Hustles

In 2010, Emily launched How She Hustles, a Toronto-based network that connects diverse women through social media, special events and digital content. With a small but mighty freelance team, Emily leads this community with a digital reach of 18,000 diverse women.

Most recently, How She Hustles produced the Startup & Slay series featuring Canada's diverse women and non-binary entrepreneurs. Previously, she created HERstory in Black, a digital photo series featuring 150 inspiring black women, earning national press coverage and the President’s Award from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

A leader to watch, Emily hosted a roundtable with Canada's Prime Minister and was invited to meet former US First Lady Michelle Obama. Emily was named to WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women list, she is profiled in the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women book and she received the Ryerson University Alumni Achievement Award.

Entrepreneurs Panel:

Apply now to engage with our speaker live during the event and get your question answered! Panelists must be willing to have their camera turned on while asking their question and apply here by November 16th at 5pm.