What I love most about my home, Toronto, is the easy access to transit, green space in my neighbourhood, and the rich diversity of our city.
During the day, I juggle a variety of communications tasks from sponsorship negotiations to event planning, while working behind the scenes in the most diverse and competitive market in the country. I am also the founder of How She Hustles – a network of 5,000 diverse women that continues to grow by word of mouth, social media and sold-out events.
As a mother of two little boys, the issue of childcare is top of mind. My husband and I care about quality education and diversity in the classroom. I’m also passionate about leadership diversity, supporting entrepreneurs including women and youth, and how media can better reflect diverse communities.
In 2015, I received the Women’s Empowerment Award at the Black Canadian Awards, and I was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch. My mentors and supporters also nominated me for a YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award – a deep honour, although I didn’t win. When I need a break from the hustle, I sip tea and listen to Canadian hip hop and R&B classics.