Menna Riley is a Producer, Connector, Speaker, and Founder of Leading Ladies Networking.

With over two decades of experience managing successful events for her clients, Menna is passionate about delivering experiences that inform, engage, and create value.

Menna’s event management work includes world-class performance festivals, Tall Ships and the World Cup Equestrian Qualifying championships, and the IIHF World Junior Hockey championships. She has worked with award-winning PR & marketing agencies, in the music, tv, film and financial industries and has managed some of the region’s most notable industry awards shows and corporate events. Menna has worked with many charitable organizations including running over two dozen golf tournaments, several high-profile galas, weddings, and private events including two separate events with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

In January 2012, Menna founded Leading Ladies Networking which has been growing ever since, elevating the overall networking landscape for women in business in Nova Scotia. After countless testimonials, she is proud to say she’s facilitated innumerable connections, collaborations, opportunities, and relationships throughout the years.

“The Rowe Women in Business Association had the pleasure of having Menna as a keynote speaker at our fourth annual conference. Menna’s speech was inspiring, personable, and funny – there was not a delegate in the room that was not engaged throughout. She left us with advice and confidence that we will take with us throughout our academic and professional career. — Shana Srikaruna, Speaker Relations Coordinator for The Rowe Women in Business Association at Dalhousie University

“From designing my 10th birthday party (a backwards-themed party) where I had hand-written invitations in the mirror, and convinced my parents that eating the cake first was just part of the theme, (one of my 10-year-old self’s most brilliant hoodwinks), strategically designing event experiences that engage audiences has always been in my blood.

At the heart everything I do, is a passion for connecting people with solutions and helping them grow their businesses.”

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