Founder, How She Hustles
Emily Mills is the founder of How She Hustles, a network that connects diverse women through social media and special events in Toronto. From 2010 to February 2018, Emily served as a full-time senior communications professional at the CBC. Last year, Emily was also named a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow – one of 25 rising city leaders making an impact across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area – and was champion for female entrepreneurs through SheEO.
“I think the challenges presented by the SDGs are no different that any other major policy question in Canada,” says Emily. “How do you bring many perspectives and lived experiences to the table around these issues? How do you take big issues and make the solutions tangible? How do you cut through the clutter and invite people to become engaged, when there are so many pressing issues in the world?”
Above all else, Emily is driven by fitting authenticity, collaboration and equity into her work. In her spare time, Emily can be found exploring the city with her young sons and husband, holding family dance parties or building flashlight solar system simulations.