Hi, I’m Chanèle!
A personal and employer branding storyteller, public speaker, community builder and writer based in Toronto, Canada. Basically, I tell authentic and compelling stories for a living.
My fascination with storytelling began at a young age. In fact, I was the first person in my Grade 2 class to read 100 books — my claim to fame! Today, I feel lucky to have crafted a meaningful career around what I’ve always loved.
I leverage my extensive educational background and 6+ years of digital marketing, public relations and communications expertise in the public and private sector to help organizations tell their stories - online and offline. Currently, I lead employer branding at Capital One Canada.
Outside of work, I enjoy telling my own stories. As the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Do Well Dress Well, a career lifestyle website for women, I’ve cultivated a loyal community around my articles on personal branding, networking, professional development and style. I speak regularly at universities, colleges, conferences and organizations across North America. I also run an initiative called Confidence Through Conferences to help get more diverse women into conferences by minimizing the financial barrier.
Passionate about advancing women through professional development, I also serve as an advisory board member for Young Women in Business Toronto and Humber College’s Content Strategy program. I also contribute to the future of diverse thought leadership with non-profit organization, Women and Color where I’ve successfully co-created a speaker bootcamp that equips people with the skills and confidence to amplify their voice.
I’ve spoken for organizations such as Royal Bank of Canada, City of Toronto and Humber College and I’ve been featured by CBC Toronto, Bay St.Bull and a number of podcasts. I have also been quoted in outlets such as Forbes, Refinery29 and Bustle. I’m humbled to have been recognized as one of the PR in Canada’s Top 30 Under 30, one of the Top 100 Black Women to Watch and one of the Top 25 Women of Influence.
I hold my Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from McMaster University with a minor in Sociology, post-graduate certificate in Public Relations from Humber College and certificates in Digital Marketing Management and User Experience Design from University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and Brainstation, respectively.
When I’m not working, speaking, writing and serving my community - you can typically find me strolling through the aisles of my local bookstore in search of my next read, bingeing on the latest Netflix series or snacking on popcorn with extra butter.
Women of Influence - Meet Chanèle: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Do Well Dress Well