Mia Hempey is the Chief Executive Officer for Nelligan Law. Mia is a decisive leader with an innovative and fresh perspective on law firm management. She is responsible for the strategic direction for all aspects of the firm’s operations, including human resources, information systems, marketing, and finance.
Before joining the firm, Mia was president of ctc TrainCanada, recognized as one of Canada’s largest corporate training providers. She also founded and was president of CTE Solutions, a local technology training company, which she later sold to a national training business. Before she was an entrepreneur, Mia held various senior management positions at high-tech companies in the region.
Mia volunteered for five years on the Board of Directors for Entrepreneur’s Organization, a global network that allows entrepreneurs to learn and grow from one another. In addition, she was chosen by Microsoft to sit on its Partner Advisory Council, a global council for strategic partners to help inform and influence Microsoft Learning.
In 2021, Mia was recognized by the Canadian Law Awards as an Excellence Awardee in the Managing Partner of the Year category. Mia has received several other awards in her career, including the “Businesswoman of the Year – Entrepreneur” award from the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa, and was the recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award.
Mia credits her optimism as a key ingredient to her success – specifically, finding opportunities in challenges. She excels at building relationships to foster a collaborative work environment. Mia is approachable and well-regarded by her colleagues and able to use her diplomacy skills to build consensus and trust amongst team members.
Outside of work, Mia enjoys weekends at the cottage with family and friends and is passionate about travel and good wine. She is the proud mom of two wonderful sons, and nothing gives Mia greater pleasure than hearing their laughter.
- >Masters of Business Administration, Telfer - University of Ottawa (2007)
- >Bachelor of Commerce, University of Ottawa (1993)
Professional Activities and Organizations
- >Girls Aloud -Youth Empowerment
- >Entrepreneur’s Organization Ottawa Chapter - Past President, Learning Chair, Sponsorship Chair