Meharoona Ghani holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender and International Development with a specialty in gender analysis and race theory from the University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies. After a 20-year provincial government career, where she managed multiculturalism and anti-racism programs in B.C.; developed a prevention of violence against women strategy; and implemented an interlibrary loan system across BC’s public libraries (yes she was a library technician too!); she launched her company – M. Ghani Consulting.
Today, she is a Community Engagement and Diversity Specialist, Spoken Word Artist, Writer and Educator. She is also a Manager of Community Connections and Diversity with the North Shore Multicultural Society; and currently working on her forthcoming book: “Letters to Rumi” – an autobiographical account about identity and belonging.Colleen has a Master`s Degree in Organizational Leadership, certification in Intercultural Communication, International Development, Mediation, Negotiation as well as is a Qualified Intercultural Development Inventory Assessor. Committed to enhancing her own intercultural skills and sharing her knowledge with others, Colleen is also participating in developing a Global Solidarity Retreat, volunteering with Honouring our Sisters and other opportunities that open doors for exploring cultural difference. She is an avid traveller, reader and enjoys time in her studio and on her yoga mat. .