Press Release, Jan 1, 2016: Today, the Almas Jiwani Foundation (AJF – almasjiwanifoundation.org) is proud to announce its launch of a paradigm shifting organization that will usher in a new era of fighting poverty. Its namesake, Almas Jiwani, has been a tireless pioneer of the women’s empowerment movement. Through her work travelling the world and inspiring others to see the light, Almas discovered that more … Continue reading Almas Jiwani Foundation Launches – Aims to Empower Girls and Women in the Global Fight to End Poverty
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 11, 2015) – Based on Almas Jiwani’s international profile and philanthropic background, the board of the John Molson MBA International Case Competition felt she would make an excellent candidate to judge the 2016 John Molson MBA International Case Competition. With 36 top MBA schools from around the globe invited to compete against one another Ms. Jiwani will have the opportunity to … Continue reading Almas Jiwani to Judge Top 36 Schools at the 2016 John Molson MBA International Case Competition
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 20, 2015) – Almas Jiwani extends her heartfelt and sincere congratulations to Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on a historic victory. “Prime Minister Elect Justin Trudeau firmly believes in a Canada that is united and tirelessly worked to inspire voters across the country with that vision. He showed real determination to stay positive having placed … Continue reading Almas Jiwani Congratulates Justin Trudeau on Real Change
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwired – Nov. 10, 2015) – His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori – Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates and Sophie LeRay – CEO of Naseba group & Founder of WIL Forum Series bestowed upon Almas Jiwani with Women’s Empowerment Recognition Award for her unflagging devotion to the cause of gender parity and female empowerment, which she has … Continue reading Almas Jiwani Honored at Naseba’s Women In Leadership Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE
A global voice for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment Interview conducted by Marie-Christine Tayah “People often ask me why we choose to focus specifically on women. My answer is simple – we focus on women and girls because evidence accrued over decades of international development work has proven that the status and role of women is the best clue to a nation’s growth potential, … Continue reading Close Up on Almas Jiwani – President of UN Women National Committee Canada | Executive Women
Almas Jiwani is Proud to Represent Gender Equality as a Torchbearer for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games in Ottawa, Day 31 of the Relay in Ottawa, ON Almas Jiwani will proudly carry the Pan Am flame for gender equality in sport on June 30, 2015, in Ottawa. The Pan Am flame represents the history and spirit of the Games; it is a symbol that … Continue reading Almas Jiwani to carry the Torch in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games
“Twenty years ago Canada ranked first in gender equality globally, in 2013 we were twentieth …
How did we come so far only to slow down? What can be done today to improve? “
– Almas Jiwani, President UN Women Canada National Committee
Almas Jiwani will be the headlining speaker at TEDxTheAnnexWomen: MOMENTUM on May 28 at the University Club of Toronto. “Almas is an accomplished advocate for women’s rights and a real trailblazer,” says Helena Skrinjar, TEDxTheAnnexWomen founder and co-organizer. “She embodies Momentum, the theme of the 2015 TEDxTheAnnexWomen conference. We are looking forward to the knowledge and insight that she will bring to our conversation, both here at the local level and global one. The time is now to truly raise our awareness about various female issues, and there couldn’t be a better voice than Ms. Jiwani’s to do this.”
Ms. Jiwani will highlight the progress being made for gender equality internationally while contrasting it with where Canada needs to take action for women.
“Twenty years ago Canada ranked first in gender equality globally, in 2013 we were twentieth,” says Almas Jiwani, UNWNCC president. “How did we come so far only to slow down? What can be done today to improve? I am looking forward to speaking at the TEDxTheAnnexWomen conference where I will share the vital work being done to promote gender equality worldwide. Canada must improve its ranking and conversations like this one are essential.” Continue reading “Event – May 28 | Almas Jiwani to Headline TEDx Event With the Message of Gender Equality”
The Canadian Human Rights Voice is presenting Ms. Almas Jiwani – President of UN Women Canada as the chief guest for their upcoming Women’s Rights Seminar. Ms. Jiwani will be delivering the keynote address.
EVENT: 2nd Annual Women’s Rights Seminar
DATE: Monday, March 9th, 2015
TIME: 12:30pm to 3:00 pm
VENUE: Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queen’s Park, Committee Room 230.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will deliver the keynote address at the Toronto Women’s Festival at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University hosted by Project North 44. EVENT: Almas Jiwani, President UNWomen Canada, Keynote Address for Toronto Women’s Festival DATE: March 1 2015 TIME: 12:00-5:00 pm VENUE: Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Ryerson University, 7th floor, … Continue reading Event – March 1 | Ryerson University – Toronto Women’s Festival: Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Ottawa – February 12, 2015 – On Tuesday, February 17th, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons will be moderating a panel discussion entitled: “The Magna Carta: What does it mean to Canada.” This event is to further promote Magna Carta Canada’s initiative to bring an original copy of the Magna Carta to Canada on the occasion of its 800th anniversary.
“The Magna Carta is a foundational document that has immense historical and institutional significance for Canada and indeed for all countries who respect human rights, democracy, and the rule of law,” said Speaker Scheer. “As Canadians we can trace the roots of our democratic way of life back to that field in Runnymede in 1215.” Continue reading “President UN Women National Committee Canada, Almas Jiwani to participate in a panel discussion on Magna Carta”
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada,will be among many global figures to deliver the keynote address at the Arab Women In Leadership and Business Summit. “The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit, which brings together exceptional leaders from around the world, is a great endeavour to promote international cooperation on gender issues in the economy.” Says Ms. Almas Jiwani. There has … Continue reading Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at The Arab Women in Leadership And Business Summit
MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – May 21, 2014) – UN Women National Committee Canada urges Canadians to participate in the fight against global poverty by participating in, or sponsoring a participant in, the World Partnership Walk events. They take place May 25, June 1 and June 8 in ten cities across Canada. “The objective of the Walk mirrors our development priorities and those of UN Women Headquarters: … Continue reading UN Women National Committee Canada to Join Aga Khan Foundation on Canada’s 30th Anniversary World Partnership Walk
“People often ask me why we choose to focus specifically on women. My answer is simple – we focus on women and girls because evidence accrued over decades of international development work has proven that the status and role of women is the best clue to a nation’s growth potential, and is a key factor in determining a society’s standard of living.” – UNWNCC President … Continue reading Interview with Almas Jiwani: President of UN Women National Committee Canada
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM–(Marketwired – Feb. 27, 2014) – Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee of Canada will at address at the first African Women’s Forum held by Crans Montana in Brussels, Belgium, on March 21st and 22nd. The new forum will focus on raising the visibility of African women leaders and developing an action plan for Africa’s world integration. “It is truly an honour … Continue reading Almas Jiwani to Address the African Women Parliamentarians in Brussels
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada to Deliver Keynote Address at the Woibex, 17th Global Women Leaders Conference, Dubai DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwired – March 4, 2014) – Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada will deliver keynote address at the Woibex – 17th Global Women Leaders Conference in celebration of the 104th International Women’s Day on March 8 – … Continue reading Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at the Global Women Leaders Conference in Dubai