Welcome to Episode 09 of the Immipreneur Podcast. 

Leena left her home country and everything behind to build a prosperous future in Canada, when she was only thirteen.

Born in Iran, she had witnessed limited opportunities, and the migration to a completely different place with a contrasting culture was a huge challenge on her side.

Upon her arrival accordingly, she Suffered from depression and confusion in the new environment, resulting in considerable nosedive in her academic performance.

She was further kicked out of college early on. But, the apparent failure in college turned out to be a significant milestone, leading her on a journey to prove to everyone and herself that she could succeed at the end of the road. Soon, Leena returned to university, and graduated with distinction and a degree in social justice. Four years later, she obtained her law degree, and became a competent lawyer.

When she founded YLaw in 2013, she had no idea it would grow into the Top 10 Innovators’ List of Canada. Today, she has been chosen as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40, and voted as the #1 top-rated Vancouver Divorce Lawyer in BC*.

In 2022, she was also chosen as one of the Top 50 Change Makers in Canada. As a skillful immigrant entrepreneur, Leena Yousefi recommends entrepreneurs to embrace new opportunities open to Canadian women in the new environment. She also leaves no stones unturned to support as many immigrant entrepreneurs as possible through her Linkedin platform. Achievements; Leena (Ronak) Yousefi is a multi award winning family lawyer, accredited mediator and the founder of YLaw, the fastest growing female-led law firm in Western Canada.

Further accomplishments are listed below:

2022; Top 10 Innovators in Canada

2022; Top 50 Change Makers in Canada

2020; Legal Rising Star, Canada

2020; Top 400 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada

2019; Top 40 under 40, Issued by Business in Vancouver

2018; Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada

2015; Winner of Top Vancouver Family Law Firm in Vancouver, Issued by Top Choice Awards


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