EDGE member Golnaz Golnaraghi earns inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award 

Posted on March 1st, 2021

Golnaz Golnaraghi Earns Changemakers Award 

EDGE is pleased to announce that Dr. Golnaz Golnaraghi, founder of Accelerate Her Future, has earned a 2021 Report on Business Changemakers award. 

Changemakers is an editorial award program produced by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. Its intent is to showcase the emerging leaders transforming business today. 

Golnaz is one of 50 inaugural winners of the award. Her venture, Accelerate Her Future, is a national career accelerator providing tailored programs for Black, Indigenous and other self-identifying women of colour to launch their careers in business and tech while building networks of solidarity, allyship and action. 

“It is an absolute honour to be recognized as one of 50 changemakers,” says Golnaz. “Social change and the voices of our early-career women are at the centre of my work. What has made the progress and impact possible are relationships and community. I have the honor of working with an amazing AHF team, advisory group, partners, fellows and mentors, coaches and allies, incubators like EDGE, and many others who believe in AHF’s vision and mission.”

It’s wonderful to see Golnaz recognized for her vision and deep commitment to social impact” said Renee Devereaux, Director of EDGE. “Accelerate Her Future is doing important work and we’re grateful to founders like Golnaz for what they contribute to our communities.” 

Report on Business solicited nominations for the Changemakers award in late 2020. Winners were selected by The Globe and Mail’s award-winning editorial team based their ideas, accomplishments and impact, as determined by their nominations, subsequent interviews and reference checks. 

“As the Canadian economy recovers from the pandemic, many people are seeking ways to make business more sustainable, inclusive, innovative and fair,” says James Cowan, editor of Report on Business magazine. “The 50 Changemakers on our inaugural list serve as inspiration and instruction for any business leader seeking to effect meaningful change.” 

Coverage of all 2021 Changemakers can be found in the March 2021 issue of Report on Business magazine was distributed with The Globe and Mail on February 27 and is online now at tgam.ca/Changemakers.