Annahid Dashtgard

Co-Founder, Anima Leadership

As Co-Founder of internationally renowned company, Anima Leadership, Annahid is a diversity and leadership consultant, author and speaker with over 25 years experience . She has designed, led, coached and guided change on individual, organization and system levels from running national campaigns to advising many community growth and organizational development initiatives. Annahid has worked nationally and internationally across different sectors (education, healthcare, government, private and non-profit) and regularly writes and speaks on issues of democracy, citizen engagement, diversity and belonging. She educates about creating cultures of belonging through marrying theory with story, and her published writing credits include the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Briarpatch magazine. Annahid’s first book on the perils and triumphs of exile, immigration and racism Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion and Reconciliation  came out in 2019 to rave reviews.  She lives in Toronto with her partner and two children.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020