Connecting people is a life-long passion for Emily Mills, an award-winning senior communicator and the founder of How She Hustles. Eight years ago, Emily founded How She Hustles, a network that connects diverse women through social media and Toronto events. She’s hosted 17 buzz-worthy events from women’s brunches to entrepreneur panels that have consistently sold out and trended on Twitter, with up to 400 guests from Olympians to CEOs. Previously, Emily was a senior communications officer at CBC, one of Canada’s largest media companies. Her responsibilities included marketing plans, community engagement and talent relations for top-rated shows like Metro Morning with Matt Galloway. Last year, Emily created HERstory in Black, a digital photo series featuring 150 inspiring black women that she successfully pitched to CBC. The project earned the attention of the Prime Minister on social media, national press coverage, became a one-hour TV documentary, and lead to an unprecedented celebration. For this innovative work, Emily and her colleagues won the 2017 CBC President’s Award. She was also named a 2017 CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow and is featured in this year’s 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women book. Emily holds degrees in journalism and music, and has studied public relations. She’s been an invited speaker by Twitter Canada, Lean in Canada, YWCA Canada, and more. She enjoys life with her two energetic sons and husband. Connect with her on LinkedIn or @howshehustles on Twitter and Instagram.