What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't worry too much—you'll make yourself (and your parents) proud. Also, don't pluck your eyebrows.
What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?
Leaving Canada to move to the U.S.—with a non-working visa and unknown employment prospects—and then getting pregnant two months later. But now I have a green card and am president of the A-List No. 1 Agency. So, per TikTok: American Dream! Best country in the world!
If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing and why?
I’d probably be a personal chef. I love cooking and cooking uses a lot of the same skills— planning, creativity within that planning, knowing your audience, time management.
What should the industry do to encourage more women and people of color into its ranks?
We need to build workplaces where every team member is given the individual tools and support to realize their fullest potential. Also transparent recruitment, onboarding, retention and promotion policies that are built to be inclusive. Finally, by ensuring quantitative accountability around representation (women, BIPOC, LGBTQA+ and ability status) at all levels, but especially in leadership.