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Meet Grace Lanuza
Grace brings over 18 years of experience in business specializing in brand strategy, shopper marketing, employment branding, and large-scale events. Some of her notable work includes Procter & Gamble Beauty’s Olay For You digital space and Atlantic Canada House at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. In addition to the brands mentioned above, her past client mix includes Daimler-Chrysler, Rogers, Microsoft Xbox, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Adams, National Football League (NFL) / SuperBowl, and AB InBev/Labatt. Currently, she has a wide variety of clients that includes The Pacquiao Brand Group, ESPN, The Government of Rwanda, Beauty & Wellness TV, various wineries and the Indigenous Communities for Leadership and Development (ICLD) where she led the Key To Employment Program initiative in both urban and remote Indigenous communities. As seen in leading publications such as Business Insider, her parent company, Grace Lanuza Brand Strategy + Consulting Group, houses three subsidiaries; Brand Apiary (branding and digital marketing), Clickruit (employment branding & training) and Pelota (influencer and sports sponsorship brokerage). The companies have offices in Vancouver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and London, UK. Mentorship, especially for women is an important part of Grace’s volunteer sphere. She’s currently serving as a Mentor for Young Women In Business – both SFU and UBC Chapters, for the Vancouver Board Of Trade’s Leaders Of Tomorrow program and for the Beedie School of Business at SFU. She’s also an active volunteer at Junior Achievement Canada where she helps bring entrepreneurship and business workshops into Lower Mainland classrooms. Being a serial entrepreneur, Grace was a Co-Founder at Sip & Shop Inc., an innovative retail movement that encourages local, women entrepreneurs to collaborate, build community and to conduct commerce. These days, she can be found carving a path in the tech world as a partner in the women-led tech startup, wErkAnywhere (TM). As being Canadian is important to her, she helps welcome refugees and immigrants to Canada by being a Board Member at Neighbour Next Door, a local initiative to help people make Canada home. Most recently she has been appointed as Advisory Board Member with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization in collaboration with the United Nations. Grace’s expert advice can be found when she guest blogs for Talent Formula, specializing in employment branding to GenZ and Millennials.