Almira Bardai, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Jive PR + Digital
A seasoned, senior communications professional, Almira Bardai has over 17 years of experience creating powerful narratives for domestic and global brands. She is the co-founder and co-CEO of both Jive PR + Digital, an award-winning, top Public Relations firm specializing in Social Media Marketing Services with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles.
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 launching Jive Communications, she was a PR Consultant at one of Canada’s leading PR agencies, Wilcox PR; 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 not only is Almira a recipient of Enterprising Woman magazine's 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Business in Vancouver’s 2016 Forty Under 40 and PROFIT W100: Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, but she is a thought leader on issues affecting the PR Industry and frequently appears as a commentator in the media.
She is active as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and mentor in organizations, such as, Passion Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, SFU Beedie School of Business, and Entrepreneur's Organization.