Mila writes on Leadership, Social Media, Management and Customer Service on her Perspectives Blog, which is featured in AllTop. She’s a contributing author for the top Internet blogs 12 Most and Social Media Today, she also writes about insurance for Ogilvy at “Winning at the Insurance Gamble“.
Mila is an avid social media advocate who believes that the tools made available through technological advancements have given people new opportunity in all areas from personal and professional development, to increasing effective communications both within organizations and into the community.
Mila is the Director of Personal Insurance for Ogilvy & Ogilvy Inc. in Westmount, Quebec — a third generation, family-owned financial services firm with offices in Toronto and Montreal. In addition to her insurance licensing, Mila has a diverse background in management, public relations, non-profit, and events. In previous roles, Mila organized international conferences on health care, as well as programs to promote health for seniors and children in partnership with the Government of Canada. In 2009, she worked on a project with Modica Communications on the development of the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, part of the Canadian government’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
She is extremely active in the Social Media Community, regularly traveling and attending industry conferences such as BlogWorld / New Media Expo, #SMBS12, 140 Conference to stay on top of the new information, dialogue with others in the industry and share her experiences. Seeing a lack of these types of opportunities in Montreal, she produced the “State of Now” (#140Conf) Montreal in May 2012 #140MTL to bring “Social” home. You can find Mila’s videos on her Youtube Channel. Mila was an early adopter of social media for employee engagement, having used tools such as Rypple, Yammer and others for several years within her team.
Mila’s lived in Los Angeles, Paris, and Hawaii, and now calls Montreal home. Traveling, exploring new cultures and meeting new people are some of her passions. She’s currently working on an E-Book on tips and tricks on how to save money while traveling more, and traveling often. She’s a self declared “Action-aholic” – always important to be moving forward. Her personal motto: Be the dreamer who does.