Job Title:Manager, Innovation Communications
Employer:Rideau Hall Foundation
Grad Year:2011
Major(s):Communication Studies

What makes you a good mentor?

I know how important it is to have a mentor that can provide you with support and solid career advice. I was lucky enough to have a fantastic mentor when I started out my career and her support over the years still guides me in my current position. I enjoy sharing the lessons I've learned along my career path with someone starting out their career. I believe that mentors have a lot to learn from mentees and vice versa, it's a two-way relationship and it's a win-win situation!

About Mila Pavlovic

Mila is currently on a 2 year interchange from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada at the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF). At RHF, Mila manages all communications activities for the Innovation portfolio. Her day-to-day consists of working with partners to foster a culture of innovation by providing a platform for innovators to grow and connect.

Previously, she worked in the Communications Directorate at the Senate of Canada promoting Senators’ work and raising awareness of the work done by Senate Committees. She worked closely with the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee, as well as the Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee, among others. Prior to joining the Senate, Mila worked in Public Affairs at Export Development Canada (EDC), managing relationships with industry associations, chambers of commerce, professional associations and government officials all in an effort to increase the number of Canadian exporters.

Mila completed her Master in Communication at the University of Ottawa and lived and studied abroad. She also sat on the board for the Organization of Women in International Trade’s (OWIT) Ottawa chapter for 2 years.