Founder of How She Hustles
Emily Mills is the award-winning founder of How She Hustles, a network that connects diverse women through social media and special events. For eight years, she has produced buzz-worthy events from women’s entrepreneur panels to networking brunches with up to 400 guests from Olympians to CEOs. Just this year, Emily took the bold leap into full-time entrepreneurship to lead this vibrant community.
Previously, she was a senior communications officer at CBC, one of Canada’s largest media companies. In 2017, she created HERstory in Black, a digital photo series featuring 150 inspiring black women that became a signature project for CBC during Canada’s 150th anniversary and Black History Month. The project earned the attention of the Prime Minister on social media, national press coverage, became a 1-hour TV documentary and lead to an unprecedented celebration. HERstory in Black won the CBC President’s Award.
Emily was recently featured in the book, 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and was named a 2017 CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow. A frequent public speaker, Emily has lead conversations for United Nations Association in Canada, Twitter Canada, YWCA Canada, Lean in Canada and more. She holds degrees in journalism and music, and has studied public relations.
Beyond the hustle, she is a proud wife and mom of two boys in kindergarten.