Almas Jiwani, President of Emeritus UN Women Canada NC and CEO of 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.
Empowering young women and girls is beyond a mission and driving force for Almas Jiwani; It is a passionate commitment to equality and integrity that is deeply woven into every initiative, project and partnership. Almas’ social enterprise and social impact venture is working to create step changes in the lives of those most desperately impacted in developing regions of the world. As CEO, Almas’ Leadership and Vision light a path toward enduring positive change by introducing fundamental enabling solutions and technologies. Guided by her incredible experience, understanding and bold approach to international solution and consensus building, the Foundation targets initiatives which engage young women in knowledge, ability and technology transfers.
Through a life-long commitment to perseverance and determination on behalf of women and girls in developing nations, Almas has enabled the strengthening of women’s economic capacity as entrepreneurs and producers. As a social enterprise venture the Almas Jiwani Foundation is working to deliver on the critical conditions which will support the economic, social and political advancement of women and women’s rights. “Transferring not only infrastructure but the skills, abilities and knowledge to maintain critical infrastructure has been proven to elevate women, girls and families out of poverty.”