Mission & Vision


Young Women in Business is a community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success.

We believe every woman and young professional stepping into the workforce or growing in their career should be well equipped with the proper set of tools and knowledge to reach their fullest personal and professional potential.

We provide young women and professionals with events, programs and an engaged network of ambitious women, to help them become successful in their careers, take on new challenges and develop skills.


YWIB Toronto Team



Sandra Riano



Lara El Shawa

VP, Programs & Philanthropy

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Morgane Adam

Events Coordinator

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Samriti Chandi

Operations Coordinator


Zenia Menezes

Social Media Coordinator


Jessica Santa

VP, PR & Communications

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Samantha Dixon

VP of Sponsorships and Partnerships

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Ashleigh Hart

Blog Coordinator


Doireanna Fitzgerlad

Events Manager


Olivia Cummings

Events Coordinator

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Ciara Maurice

Corporate Relations Coordinator

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Nicole Figueiredo

Social Media Manager


Eilleen Faraon

Events Coordinator


Daisy Gao

Programs Manager


Alessia Leonardo

Sponsorships and Partnerships Coordinator


Andrea Sayde

VP, Member Relations & Human Resources

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Margaret Saliba

Marketing Manager


Shahzeen Jiwani

Recruitment Coordinator

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Susana Veliz

Social Media Coordinator

I was approached in 2015 to bring the YWiB vision to Toronto. As a young entrepreneur and side hustler who had just graduated from University, I was excited to build something new, bring together a community and provide resources for others like me. In University I started a magazine focused on bringing young professionals together and with that no longer in place I wanted something that would fill that void, and YWiB has done just that. I love the collaborative community that we’ve built!
— Victoria Stacey (Original Co-Founder)

I brought YWiB to Toronto to bring together like minded women beginning their careers. Being at the start of my own career, YWiB gave me the opportunity to produce unique events and grow my network to include amazing and accomplished women in the city. As a chapter, the ability to give women an opportunity to expand their skill set and network is the reason I’m here today.”
— Olivia Kitevski (Original Co-Founder)
I am a big believer that everyone should regularly take on a challenge, small or big, to prove to themselves that they are strong and confident. Being a volunteer for YWIB reminds me of all the great women out there that are also not afraid of challenges and big achievements in their lives. I moved to Toronto 3 months ago with one goal, to find a job that I like and am proud of. Challenge accomplished!
— Morgane Adam

I was interested in gaining experience in social media/blogging and I wanted to have my own lifestyle blog one day as a journal of my personal experiences since I love to write...but I didn’t know where to start. I used to tell my boyfriend my dreams all the time, wishing I had more time to pursue them and I think he finally got tired of me dreaming and not doing that he suggested to volunteer my time somewhere. So I was on the hunt to find an opportunity where I could gain experience and be passionate about the company or organization all at the same time. When I found YWiB on Charity Village, I loved what I was reading. It wasn’t just about a posting for social media/blogging but the organization really made me interested. Supporting women in business just seemed so positive. Sometimes we don’t support our fellow woman, we bring each other down rather than lifting each other up. I think it’s very important to come together, work together and support each other.
— Margaret Saliba

Join our Team

YWiB Toronto is comprised of bright, ambitious and trailblazing women who are looking to promote female empowerment and leadership development amongst young women in a supportive, community-oriented environment. Our network acts as the central forum to connect ambitious young women from a variety of careers, industries, and backgrounds.

With this goal in mind, we support the expressed interests and needs of our diverse team, both individually and collectively. We also provide our team with the opportunities to become engaged leaders. Ambitious and dedicated, we craft events and programs allow women to achieve success by providing support, skills and networking opportunities.

Join us today to help us build a supportive community, discover opportunities for professional development, and become a connector of diverse networks of women!

Current available roles:

Training and Development Manager

Data and Social Media Analyst

Events Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

Don't see an opening that you're interested in, but would still love to be involved? We’d love to hear from you! Please submit a resume to andrea.sayde@ywib.ca  and tell us how -- and why -- would you like to be a part of YWiB Toronto!