Team

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Emily Rose Antflick is Shecosystem’s founder and Chief Community Cultivator. Her work stems from a feminine paradigm that values collaboration, emotional authenticity, and work-life integration.

 

With an M.A. in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Emily spent a decade teaching and creating transformative educational journeys for youth in Canada and internationally. She is a versatile educator and program designer with rich perspectives on learning and community building.

 

After experiencing a pervasive sense of depletion and misalignment in her personal and professional life, Emily turned her attention to helping women like herself get unstuck and cultivate heart-centred communities that empower them to be their best selves. She founded Shecosystem to hold space for women to work in integrity, nurture their personal and professional wellbeing and connect with a positive community.

 

Emily is the Community Leader of G Day for Girls Toronto, a Rite of Passage for adolescent girls and their adult champions. She is a facilitator of Dance Our Way Home, a member of Undine Bellydance Troupe, and a certified Permaculture Designer.

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Collaborative Events and Community Accessibility

Erin Conway

Erin is a freelance producer, arts management consultant, mentor, community builder, and philanthropist. Until recently Erin spent 9 years as the General Manager of The Second City Training Centre, the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the country. Erin is the Executive Director of The Big City Improv Festival in Toronto which will be celebrating its 6th year in October. As a third party fundraiser, Erin produces yearly events for The Redwood Women’s Shelter and The 519 Community Centre. In March she co-produced a comedy showcase called Comedy Trumps Hate, where she and her team raised over $11,000 for Planned Parenthood.

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Digital Media Mentor

Joyanne Howell

Joyanne has coined the term Digital Doula to capture the essence of the support and guidance she provides to her clients entering the world of digital media. Her core clients are early-stage entrepreneurs who are ready to share their business with the world. Her work covers website creation, email marketing and social media strategy. She is known for her patience and for delivering strategic, customized client solutions. The special secret-sauce is her gift for making tech less complicated and more fun for her clients.

She shares her knowledge on digital marketing and entrepreneurship through public and private sector programs aimed at women and youth. Spreading the word about social business is a key part of her mission.

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Business Analyst, Project Manager, Technical Writer, eLearning Developer and Trainer

Patricia Kack

As the resident Get It Done girl, Pat is helping Shecosystem create internal systems to better serve our members and each other. She's responsible for implementing the best tools, platforms, and/or practices to manage Sheco's wonderful coworking space so that it is efficient, enjoyable and effortless. With 15+ years’ experience in IT, she has worked with many companies, quickly ramp up processes and resources to operate efficiently and smoothly. Pat is a vagabond who has lived in 10 countries and worked in 16 (Canada, US, UK, Europe, Morocco, China, Australia, Asia, and the Caribbean). She has worked in more than 40 industries so whatever you are doing with your company, she can help!

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Energy Exchange Program Director

Mathura Mahendren

Mathura strives to be relentlessly useful, a goal inextricably linked to understanding, easing, and enhancing the human experience. This means listening, observing and creating spaces for people to tell their stories, working together to define their needs, and co-creating dynamic, resilient, and responsive services and systems in a changing world. With an undergraduate degree in health sciences, a specialization in global health, a passion for community building, and an upcoming Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, Mathura has surrendered herself to her identity as a multipotentialite.

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Resident Business + Marketing Mentor

Leigh Mitchell

Mission-Driven Marketing is Leigh Mitchell's Specialty!
Leigh is a mindful marketing consultant who cares deeply about helping your business succeed. Her specialty (and soft spot) is helping small business owners to grow and thrive in their marketing initiatives through careful planning and execution of strategies that focus on collaboration and engagement.
Her career has led her to successfully work with professional women and business owners, along with major brands such as GM Canada, Microsoft Canada, TELUS, Johnson & Johnson, Maple Leaf Foods, TD Canada Trust, Staples Canada and Penguin Random House Canada. I have been featured on CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Living Magazine, Wall Street Journal and in other local media. She has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events.
Leigh is honest, kind and supportive, and makes the process fun and transparent for her clients.

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Resident Yoga Teacher

Samantha Warren

Sam is a Holistic Wellness Professional specializing in The Art of Slowing Down. Living in a time of constant chaos and busyness, Sam often explores what it truly means to slow down, de-stress and find your joy in life again. She will be teaching two yoga classes a week to give us some time to step away from life's busyness and connect back to self.

To help restore, rejuvenate and relax the mind, body and spirit, Sam uses various modalities including yoga, reiki, acupressure, mindfulness and meditation. Her classes are centred around the breath, connecting back to Self, and finding the sweet spot of relaxing with a smile on your face.

Samantha has over 300 hours of yoga training and loves guiding individuals in the journey of Yoga Nidra and meditation.