She walks the talk

Meet the Founder


It’s no surprise that Evelyn Myrie started EMpower Strategy Group—she has been working towards the goals of the organization in one way or another in every role she’s had.

She has held numerous leadership positions in government, business and the non-profit sector with a strong focus on helping organizations translate their mission into action. She has been an independent businesswoman, served as program director at Status of Women Canada, worked for diversity as the executive director of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion and founding director of Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, and founded the Rev. John C. Holland Awards to recognize Black achievement in Hamilton.

The community has recognized her accomplishments with several awards for leadership, including Woman of the Year in Public Affairs, the Phenomenal Woman award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. In 2011, Evelyn was inducted into Hamilton’s prestigious Gallery of Distinction.