Jameela believes that business can be a force for good and a tool for change. Jameela has used Alora Boutique to bring the community together. Most recently, Alora organized an International Women’s Day Event that saw 200 people come out to support female-run businesses and celebrate the contributions of women in Calgary. Jameela believes that the path to female equality is through economic empowerment and that we can all support each other to make the dream of equality a reality. That is why Jameela started she[EMPOWERS], an organization that empowers and promotes female-businesses, because as she saw other product-based businesses in Calgary struggling to grow.
Organizations in Calgary have asked Jameela to speak in their classes, on panels, and be a guest judge at their events. She mostly shares her experience and expertise in sustainable fashion, finding your “why,” female entrepreneurship, content marketing, and social responsibility in business.
Here are a few events and organizations that Jameela has been asked to speak for
> April 2019: Boss B!tch Speaker – Sharing tips on customer acquisition, cash flow basis, and business fundamentals.
> February 2019: Guest Speaker at The Talk – ‘Building Blocks For Starting Your Business’
> November 2018: Panelist – The Social School’s Entrepreneurship and Branding Panel
> October 2018: Special Guest – ‘Words Women and Wisdom’ Show
> April 2018: Panelist on the topic of female entrepreneurship after the ‘Dream Girl’ film screening
> April 2017: Panel Discussion at Canadian International Fashion Film Festival – Analysis and Insight on RiverBlue (a film on the pollution of the world’s rivers by the fashion industry)
> March 2017: Guest Judge at ATB BoostR stage
> March 2017: Guest Speaker at Momentum – Presenting on Finding Your “Why” in Business
> August 2016: Panel Discussion at Capital Ideas – How do you build a socially responsible business?
Fashion Scene Floating
She has been featured in Calgary’s Avenue Magazine for her bright, bold style and various other online magazines and publications like the ones listed below.
> Calgary Herald: Style YYC: Jameela Ghann
> GetDown.ca: Street Style Huntress: Alora Boutique
> FashionMagazine: Everyday Fringe as Worn by Our Style Panel