Presented by Media Action, Ask Women Anything (AWA) is a series of unique, intimate evenings that give Ottawa’s most influential women a chance to share their thoughts and answer questions without a media filter. On Thursday, Feb. 23rd, AWA will feature journalist and human rights activist, Amira Elghawaby.
Amira Elghawaby obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001. Since then, she has worked as both a full-time and freelance journalist, writing and producing stories for a variety of media including CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
In 2012, she joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) as Human Rights Coordinator to advocate for the human rights & civil liberties of diverse communities. In 2015, Amira became NCCM’s Communications Director in which she leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.