Ravina Anand, BSc, MPPGA is a creative thinker and passionate leader. Her introduction to academia began by studying primate evolution, and later, pursuing predictive genomics to develop healthcare solutions from an anticipatory lens. She served as director of INLET, developing software to reduce the health inequities faced by rural and remote populations in Canada.
Currently, she is the Project Lead in a mixed-methods research team working to improve the definition of gender-based violence. Her global experiences and interdisciplinary education have improved her understanding of and ability to conceptualize the disparity between the influence of policy on health and well-being. As a previous Israel Young Scholar and CJPAC Fellow, she explores issues facing vulnerable populations in the Middle East.
Beyond academia, Ravina is determined to create technology to solve social problems. Right now, her attention is honed in on a global problem: only 19% of businesses across the world are run by women. As co-founder and COO of a social enterprise, FLIK, she is moving to increase women-led ventures across the world through curated apprenticeships and inciting the next generation of female entrepreneurs.
With experience in municipal politics and community advocacy, she promotes diversity by encouraging people to fight injustices and challenge stereotypes. In order to implement tangible solutions and continue to advocate for women, she continues research on her passion for understanding religion and freedom of speech situated in the political milieu.
Her myriad of interests in technology for good, freedom of speech, and global governance, has led to a culmination of recognitions which include Top 30 Under 30, Global Changemaker, discussions with the President of Taiwan and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, collaborating with the United Nations, and attending the Assembly of State Parties. She is an alumnus of March of Remembrance and Hope, NEXT 36, League of Innovators, and the European Innovation Academy.
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