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Head of People Operations, Ritual

About Lorena

Lorena Scott is a Colombian born entrepreneur and investor. Over the past eight years she has come to call Toronto “home”, and as a member of the Canadian tech community, Lorena is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and women in tech. Currently, Lorena is Head of People of Operations at, a technology company making it their mission to enable people and businesses to get ahead everyday by digitizing local commerce. Prior to Ritual, Lorena was VP of Operations at 500px, leading their People, Customer Support, Finance & Accounting, Legal and Operations teams. Lorena was bit by the startup/tech bug after founding MommiesFirst, a Toronto-based monthly subscription service supporting expectant and new moms across the US and Canada. Prior to MommiesFirst, Lorena sat on the other side of the startup equation as an investor - and held various investment roles at private equity and venture capital funds in the US and Canada. Lorena loves spending time with her family, running, and dancing.

Questions We Asked Lorena

  • Knowing what you know now as a leader, what would you tell yourself 10 years ago?

  • What do you think people love most about your leadership style? 

  • What is/was your most memorable leader? 

  • What’s been your biggest business and/or leadership challenge in the past 3 months? 

  • What makes Ritual a market/brand/product leader? 

  • What’s been your biggest achievement as a leader? 

  • What do you look forward to most every day? 

  • What’s been your biggest failure as a leader? 

  • What do you think makes a great leader? 

  • Do you think people are born leaders? 



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