Annahid Dashtgard (MEd) is Co-founder of Anima Leadership, an internationally renowned consulting company specializing in issues of diversity and inclusion, creating a world where everyone matters and belongs. Annahid is regularly in front of audiences across sectors— government, education, union, non- profit and corporate— who are invited into a learning process on issues reflected in her podcast series and upcoming memoir.
Annahid was previously a leader in the Anti-Corporate Globalization movement, managing several national political campaigns and frequently referred to as one of the top activists to watch in the 1990s. Hitting the limits of change at the barricades, she moved into the slower and deeper work of shifting consciousness. She has received certification in
She is a published author, public speaker and media spokesperson. Writing credits include the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Briarpatch magazine, book chapter in anthology “Notes From Canada’s Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change” and CBC Radio First Person recorded essay, “Mixed is the Answer”. Her short films “Buy-Bye World: The Battle of Seattle” and “Bread” were both award-winning documentaries. Annahid’s expertise focuses on topics related to democracy, citizen engagement, diversity and belonging. Her passion is using stories to foster empathy, the oldest recipe for inclusion on the books.
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