She Leads

She Leads. She Empowers. She Succeeds.

She Leads was created when our team was identifying certain needs on our campus and in our larger social environment and we noticed a lack of female empowerment opportunities. A female’s voice is just the thing that is needed in this day and age to make a long-lasting impact throughout communities. We can accomplish a lot with the right platform and an everlasting ambition. With every project we initiate, we strive to connect females within our community so that, as per our slogan, She Leads, She Empowers, and She Succeeds.

Check out our spin-off initiative She for She


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Past and Upcoming Events

She Talks: Gaslighting, Gatekeeping & Girlboss

A webinar on what gaslighting is and its mental health impacts on young womxn, men and gender-nonconforming individuals.
Event Recording

She Talks: Women in STEM Lead Without Limits

Following the success of our Women in STEM 2020/21 series, we are pleased to announce: “Lead Without Limits”; encouraging women to assume leadership roles in STEM.
Event Recording

She Talks: Imposter Syndrome 2.0

A conversation about the various forms of Imposter Syndrome and the Lack of Representation for Minorities in Academia
Event Recording

She Talks: Nourish and Fourish

Providing an inspiring conversation on women's health, fitness, and wellness! Partnered with the Wellness Project
Event Recording

She Talks: Reclaiming Power

A conversation on Human Trafficking and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada, with Aura Freedom International
Event Recording

She Talks: Wear Your Crown With Pride

Highlighting the adversities that WOC and women who wear hijabs and head wraps face, and encouraging them to be confident
Event Recording

She Talks: PURSE-onal Finance

Discussing the economic impact of love on women and providing you with tips on how to start building your financial fortress
Speaker: Jackie Porter

She Talks: The Boss Within

Unlock your potential #girlboss even while you are quarantined at home!

She Talks: The Power of No

With Master Brian Johns

She Leads Annual Networking Event

With Katie Zeppieri, Kim Blease, Dr. Lori Livingston, and Shannon M. Pole


Check out our most memorable moments

Project of the Month

June 2020

Project Member the Month: Janina Baranski

June 2020

The Power of No

She Talks

Prize Draw Winner

Julie Russo

2019 Networking Event

Mackenzie Collins - Project Lead

2019 Networking Event

Our Panelists for 2019 2nd Networking Event

Dr. Lori Livingston, Katie Zeppieri, Kimberly Blease, Shannon M. Pole

2019 1st Networking Event Speakers

2018 Networking Event

Kimberely Buckeridge - Project Lead

2018 Networking Event

Oshawa, ON

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She for She

A She Leads Initiative.

She for She is a spin-off from She Leads, another Enactus OT initiative. It utilizes the power of social entrepreneurship to make a difference in the lives of women. Our mission is to make She Leads and Enactus OT self-sustainable, allowing for growth and a larger positive impact.

The Scrunchy Story

What started off as a simple She Leads fundraiser soon developed into a full-blown initiative aiming to make the organization more sustainable and help increase the impact potential in the lives of women. Our mission through selling scrunchies is to utilize an iconic symbol of femininity to fuel the change needed to improve the lives of women.


Enactus Member

OT Student

I joined She for She because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself — be part of a change.



The Success and Future of She for She by Mackenzie Collins

"A scrunchie is not only a possible source of revenue to sustain our initiative, but a symbol of our mission. This symbol can foster a movement — a movement of empowered women and their allies."

July 17th, 2020

There is absolutely no question that the female population is faced with extraordinary challenges. The struggle for equality continues to feel like swimming upstream in a world dominated by male supremacy, rape culture, and harmful body image ideals. When Enactus Ontario Tech was identifying needs within our campus and community, we realized there is a need for opportunities to inspire, encourage, and empower young women. Thus, She Leads was born. She Leads is a women empowerment organization which utilizes entrepreneurial skills to create a positive impact in the lives of young females in our community. We were seeing the success and impact of She Leads right in front of our eyes, and although we were breaking ground and impacting many young women, we still looked to the bigger picture. We never stopped looking for potential opportunities to expand and grow our empowerment reach. How did we do this? By utilizing none other than a woman’s best weapon and greatest accessory: the scrunchie! A scrunchie is a tool for girls to put their hair up and get down to work. A scrunchie is not only a possible source of revenue to sustain our initiative, but a symbol of our mission. This symbol can foster a movement - a movement of empowered women and their allies. To begin, we spent a month selling scrunchies, promoting our new event series, and recruiting new visionaries to further enhance our project's effectiveness. In that short time, we completely sold out of our stock twice! This was evidence to us that scrunchies hold the power to solve our problems and allow us to expand our impact. This gave us direction for the future of our enterprise, such as making use of repurposed materials and partnerships with organizations that work to combat a number of social injustices women face. We are also exploring the possibility of outsourcing our manufacturing to vulnerable women in order to provide them with a stable, fair income. Since then, we have been able to establish a passionate team to further develop our operations. Unfortunately, COVID-19 threw a wrench in our plans, as it did for many businesses. However, we are pleased to announce that our online store will be live shortly! We can’t wait to continue to grow this movement, spread our vision, and empower women and their allies across Canada. She Leads. She Succeeds. She Empowers.

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Email: sheforshe.otu@gmail.com