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Jamie Hoobanoff is Founder of The Leadership Agency, the recruitment partner of choice for North America’s fastest-growing startups. Coming from the corporate world, Jamie launched her firm in 2017 and has continued to grow it ever since; expanding into the US in just 18 months. opening an office in NYC, and earning multiple awards, such as Best Service Provider 2019 (HRD Canada), and Best Professional Services (CanadianSME Business Magazine). A disruptor in the HR and recruitment space, Jamie contributes her expertise to The Globe and Mail, CBC, Inc., and HRD Magazine, and she’s on the Forbes HR Council. Jamie is an angel investor and a Founding Member of The Big Push: Taking women-led companies from seed to series A and beyond.

What do you want our readers to know about you?

I am committed to helping and amplifying the voices of female leaders and entrepreneurs

What would you like to see more of in the workplace?

On the job training.  I think we need to take more risks on ‘talent’ vs ‘experience’.  The more risks we take on someone’s potential the more we are going to see a diversified and inclusive work environment and future

What characteristics and/or qualities do you admire in the women you work with?

Their confidence and self-awareness

What advice did you wish you were given earlier in your career?

Take nothing for granted!

How do you think we can increase diversity in the workplace?

Encourage and promote hiring for potential.  If we keep hiring for experience and familiarity then we will keep hiring more of the same. Men. Experience Men.  

What is one example of a positive, memorable experience you’ve had in your career?

Raising money for my business.  It was very empowering

What was one belief you had that you later realized was a myth?

Stay in your lane

Why are you fabulous?

I want to build people and make them great.  The rest will come if you have great people.

Where can people find you online? 

Instagram – Jamie Hoobanoff Savage

Instagram – The Leadership Agency