In 2015, Golnaz asked herself an important question: How can I serve?

Her answer led her to bridge her research on racialized immigrant women’s identities with a passion for serving women and girls.

Wanting to give her time, funds and energy at a grassroots level, she began on a mission to lead with purpose and impact, and build gender and racial justice more meaningfully into this work.


Accelerate Her Future


Golnaz’s passion to help advance representation and leadership of women of colour at all levels in organizations is what led her to create Accelerate Her FutureTM. Our mission is to provide innovative career accelerator programming and mentorship that unleashes the career-launching opportunities for women of colour pursuing careers in business and STEM – to claim their power in the workplace. We envision a world where enhancing representation and leadership of women of colour at all levels, isn’t the cool thing to do but the norm. In 2019, the first AHF Summit was held in Toronto, a flagship event for women of colour who are looking to invest in themselves and connect with leaders and a peer community to accelerate their career while gaining the needed skills and networks.

Entrepreneurial Feminist

Golnaz was a Co-producer of the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum 2018 being held in Toronto on Dec 2-3, 2018. Entrepreneurial Feminists are transforming business and leading some of the most powerful changes in our communities. Rooted in values that take good care of people and planet, this community builds justice into products and services, operating models, and relationships. In the process, they are building collective power to change the economy.
Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum 2018

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Golnaz has been involved as a consultant and mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton Girls Linking Our World (GLOW) program. This innovative after school mentoring program has been developed in response to the gap in service and supports for young girls ages 12-14 from diverse backgrounds.

The program offers a unique opportunity for young girls to reflect on their own culture and identity, develop leadership skills and nurture respect and acceptance for others. In 2017, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton GLOW Mentors were awarded the YMCA of Oakville Group Peace Medal for their impact in the community.


SheEO

Golnaz is proud to be an activator with SheEO since 2015. SheEO is an innovative new model funding, supporting and celebrating female entrepreneurs of impact. The organization brings together 500 women in each cohort who contribute $1,100 as an act of Radical Generosity.

This money is pooled and loaned out to women-led ventures selected by activators. With a bold mission, SheEO’s goal is to reach 1 million Activators, 10,000 women-led Ventures and a $1 billion perpetual fund to support women for generations to come.

Sheeo