A seasoned, senior communications professional, Almira Bardai has almost 20 years of experience creating powerful narratives for domestic and global brands.
As an advocate for leadership in business not only is Almira a recipient of Enterprising Woman magazine’s 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, PROFIT and Canadian Business W100: Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs 2016, Business In Vancouver Forty Under 40 2016 Winner and finalist of the 2014 Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, but she is a thought leader on issues affecting the PR Industry and frequently appears as a commentator in the media.
With an enviable network of influencers and a storied career, her expertise lies in developing strategic communications and social media plans focused on brand experiences, building brand awareness, and user engagement. She’s delivered results-driven campaigns for the likes of Granville Island Brewing, Flight Centre, Nike, Best Buy, Future Shop, Molson, and TELUS.
Prior to Indian Summer Arts Society, Almira co-founded and was Co-CEO of Jive PR & Digital, one of Canada’s top boutique PR and social media agencies, with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. Launching her career as a PR Consultant at one of Canada’s leading PR agencies, Wilcox PR, she spent many years working abroad as Head of Global PR at Cobra Beer, one of the UK’s fastest growing beer brands, and also practiced corporate public relations and communications in Australia and in South Africa.
Almira is active as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and mentor in organizations, such as Brands for Better, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, SFU Beedie School of Business, and Entrepreneur’s Organization.