Almas Jiwani, President of Emeritus UN Women Canada Board of Directors and CEO at the Almas Jiwani Foundation, is a fiercely vocal champion for gender equality. She is internationally renowned for her efforts to encourage women’s social, economic, and political empowerment. She spearheads initiatives where corporate growth intersects with humanitarian development. A successful business woman & a dedicated humanitarian, Almas has combined her marketing, management, business & exceptional leadership skills with her passion for women’s rights and promote the vision of Almas Jiwani Foundation.
In 2013, Almas was appointed as a member of Magna Carta Canada honorary committee alongside with former country Prime Ministers and high-level political dignitaries. She is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Women in Leadership – NASEBA Corporation in the Middle East and Dean, Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in Turkey, Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance, Enerdynamic and Global Warming Prevention Technologies.
She is a powerful & influential speaker and has addressed over 400 parliamentarians from 42 countries on the benefits of economically empowering women and the roles and responsibilities of parliamentarians.
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