Through her strategic consulting and breadth of experience in digital communications for change makers, Emira helps our clients clarify their goals and achieve them. Emira's clarity of perspective, combined with her extensive knowledge of all things web-related, make her an invaluable leader in her field, whether you’re looking to rethink how your organization is using the web to achieve its mission or simply revamp your existing online tools. Her role at Raised Eyebrow includes developing digital strategies for our clients, as well as content strategy, information architecture and functional planning for our website projects. She has an extensive knowledge of the power and potential of Drupal and Wordpress to drive an organization’s web content forward.
Emira’s many strengths include a keen strategic eye, and our clients prize her ability to find the ideal balance between effectiveness, efficiency, and long-term value. Her gifts for facilitating dialogue and coordinating large teams of stakeholders make her a particularly effective strategist, and she brings this commitment to inclusive and people-centered design to her online projects.
Together with Lauren Bacon, she is an advocate for values based business (link to our values page here), sustainability in business and women entrepreneurs in particular. Together the two co-authored the best selling, The Boss of You, a well as a high profile business focused blog at BC Business. Emira and Lauren have helped organize events such as the Vancouver Grassroots Business Association monthly meetups and the May 2011 Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change conference, in partnership with Hollyhock Leadership Institute. The two have been nominated for Business in Vancouver's "Top 40 Under 40" as well as the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Award.
An enthusiastic public speaker, Emira delights in speaking to audiences about topics related to non-profit technology, sustainable business growth and women in the business world. Recent topics include: "Small & Successful” and “Marketing is Not a Dirty Word: Selling Your Stuff Without Selling Your Soul.”
Emira is a devoted fair-weather cyclist, enthusiastic gardener, vegetarian cookbook collector and aspiring knitter. She’s currently learning to balance motherhood with entrepreneurship, and thrilling at reliving the world through the chaotic eyes of a toddler.