A seasoned, senior communications professional, Almira Bardai has over 20 years of experience of building global and domestic brands.
With an enviable network of influencers and a storied career, her expertise lies in developing strategic PR/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.
Almira co-founded and was Co-CEO of Jive PR & Digital, one of North America’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.
As an advocate for leadership in business, Almira is 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. She is also a thought leader on issues affecting the PR industry, appearing as a commentator in the media, and is an actively-sought out speaker, on both PR and entrepreneurial topics.
Almira is active as an entrepreneur, consultant and mentor in organizations, such as Brands for Better, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Entrepreneur’s Organization. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver.