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 –

Priya Bhattacharjee


Design Manager –

Kelly Teo-Wong


Diversity & Inclusion Manager –

Anisa Jama


People Operations Manager –

Prithi Menezes


Programming Manager –

Arlayna Clarke


Corporate Sponsorships Manager –

Lauren Reichl


Community Engagement Manager –

Andrea Benvides


Visual Content Manager –

Dann Tardif


PR Manager –

Gaurav Dhiman


Research & Grants Manager –

Sawsan Nashashibi


Marketing Manager –

Fiona Samuel


“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.