Anita Agrawal

Anita Agrawal picAnita Agrawal is the CEO of the multi-award winning Canadian jewellery manufacturing company, Best Bargains, the recent recipient of the Organization of Women in International Trade’s, 2012 Ontario Woman Exporter of the Year award. She oversees the sales, promotions, advertising, jewellery designing and media relations of the company. In addition to her work at Best Bargains, Anita has also put her multi-faceted skill set to use in her capacity as a consultant to the Canada Council for the Arts and CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario).

As an industry expert, Anita has been interviewed for leading Canadian and international magazines and newspapers, including the Globe and Mail, Profit Magazine, Canadian Jeweller and more. Anita’s commitment to her local civic and business community led her to run as both a provincial and a federal candidate in 2007 and 2008, respectively, for the New Democratic Party of Canada.

Anita is devoted to the not-for-profit sector, and has worked and volunteered with more than a  dozen organizations in housing, the arts, education and social justice, including the Council of Canadians, South Asian Visual Arts Centre, the Federation of Metro Tenant’s Associations, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and many more.

Anita holds a B.Sc (hons) in human biology from the University of Toronto, a post graduate diploma in E-commerce from Centennial College and an MA in social anthropology from Carleton University in Ottawa. She has also taken executive courses at The Rotman School of Business and was chosen as one of twelve Canadian mentees for the Accenture Supplier diversity training program for 2013-2014.  In 2014 Anita was also selected as one of the eight mentees for the RBC diverse supplier reciprocal mentorship program. In January 2015, Anita embarked on her part time career as a sessional lecturer at the School of Business, Centennial College, Scarborough Ontario. In her spare time, Anita enjoys making art and volunteering.

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