Advice that has always stuck with me is ‘Surround yourself with women who would mention your name in a room full of opportunities’. I not only strive to have that type of support system around me, but I aspire to be that woman for others. Equality for women has come a long way, but there’s still lots of work to do. The amount of VC funding raised by women founded startups significantly dropped in 2022 – yet almost half of start-ups in 2021 were formed by women. It starts with us; women supporting women, lifting each other up, presenting opportunities, having hard conversation, investing in women-led companies, and making diversity across our team non-negotiable.
It’s an amazing time to be a woman in business, and we are coming for everything we deserve!
COO & Partner, The Leadership Agency
Elizabeth is a professional leader helping build high-growth tech startups from SEED to IPO by landing their best hires! Starting out as the first employee at The Leadership Agency as a Candidate Manager, Elizabeth is now a COO & Partner of the company, leading a team of Associate Recruiters, Account Managers, Senior Account Managers, and Account Directors while simultaneously focusing on Business Development. Elizabeth is a certified leader, completing the Workplace Mental Health Leadership Program by Morneau Shepell at Queen’s University. She was also nominated as Inspirational Leader of the Year at the 2020 CanadianSME Business Awards, featured on GoSolo Digital Magazine, and was interviewed on various media outlets including CTV News. Elizabeth is an integral part of the growth and success of some of the fastest growing start-ups in the tech industry by helping build the best-in-class teams 🚀🌟 Overseeing a $2M+ book of business, some of The Leadership Agency’s clients include Afterpay, Thinkific, Diversio, Headway, Vena, TripActions, Reonomy, Justworks, Greenhouse, StackAdapt, SkipTheDishes, Coconut Software, PagerDuty… and that’s just naming a few!