Leadership Team

Our EmpowHERto team is made up of a group of dedicated staff and volunteers who are committed to helping young womxn and girls reach their full potential as leaders. We plan activities and programs, coordinate and host events, and encourage them along their journey to becoming their best selves. We’re passionate about our mission.

Project Manager: People Operations

Larysa Grant

Content Manager

Vanessa Saw

Policy & Advocacy Manager

Anisa Jama

Recruitment Lead

Lucy Bai

Programming Manager

Chamini Loganathan

Sponsorships Manager

Catherine Rodriguez

Visual Content Manager

Dann Tardif

Lead, Grant Manager

Sawsan Nashashibi

“We empower our members to become the next generation of female leaders.

EmpowHERto has been providing networking events for members of all ages since its inception. As the group grew, its Founder, Janeen Brown, realized that in addition to networking events, she wanted to share knowledge, resources, and to assist others in their own self-esteem journey as other womxn have done for her. 

EmpowHERto seeks to become a resource centre that will fill the gendered leadership gap in our society by encouraging girls and womxn to find their inner leadership capabilities. This, in turn, will help create a greater number of future female leaders. 

“A resource centre that will fill the gendered leadership gap in our society”

EmpowHERto knows that diversity is essential if we are going to deliver on our mission, and we seek to have a diverse network of female-identifying members and community partners. We value the experience and contribution of every individual in our network.