Almas Jiwani is truly illuminating a brighter path for women and girls in Canada and around the world. As the President of the Almas Jiwani Foundation, she works ceaselessly to make gender equality a reality. She is also President Emeritus of the UN Women National Committee Canada, an independent organization devoted to gender equality and advocating the rights of women on an international scale. The mandate entails raising awareness and funds to support the organization’s mission.
Jiwani’s passion for philanthropy and making the world a better place for women and girls has been recognized in Canada and around the world. She is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the Governor General’s Caring Award (Canada), African Women in Leadership Excellence Award (Nigeria), MDG Meritorious Award: Women Advancement (South Africa), International African Women Development Award (France), amongst many others.
Almas Jiwani is also a notable speaker and has delivered keynote addresses to leaders and parliamentarians around the world at forums such as the Pan Africa Media Conference, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, World Bank Women in Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi, African Development Bank conference, and the World Forum. In 2012, she delivered a historic keynote to one million women on gender inequity in Pakistan. Almas Jiwani’s other roles include Global Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Peace Federation, member of the Global Advisory Board of Women in Leadership – NASEBA Corporation in the Middle East, Dean, Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in Turkey, Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance and Global Warming Prevention Technologies.