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Award Winning Speaker

Over the past decade, Karina Hayat has distinguished herself as a prolific speaker and panelist, gracing numerous platforms with her insights and expertise across a spectrum of subjects, from entrepreneurship and innovation in global health, to women’s empowerment and community service. Her engagements reflect her versatile interests, wisdom and commitment to fostering dialogue, educating others about the power of interfaith relations, the hardships of balancing work and life as a SHE-O, the power of grit and empowerment in various domains.

Her Speaking Experience speak volumes of her character, her impact and has inspired tens of thousands throughout her career: Islam Unravelled:
As a speaker, Karina contributed to enlightening discussions aimed at dispelling myths about Islam, promoting interfaith understanding, and fostering a community of inclusivity and respect. Interfaith Alliance:

Her role here underscored her dedication to interfaith dialogue with government stakeholders, sharing ideas and practices that drive progress in community collaboration and representation.

Junior Achievement:
Through her facilitation of the “BeEntrepreneurial” program, Karina directly impacted aspiring young entrepreneurs, guiding them through the nuances of starting and sustaining a business venture.

Douglas College Commencement Speech

Addressing the graduates, Karina shared personal anecdotes and professional wisdom, inspiring the next generation to pursue their dreams with determination and resilience.
Young Women in Business:

Her participation here emphasized her commitment to nurturing the professional growth of young women, offering them mentorship and guidance to excel in their careers. YWIB is a community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success with 9 Chapters, 1000 + Members, 200+ Mentors, 70+ Events annually.

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Lean In:
As a panelist, Karina engaged in critical conversations about women’s leadership and empowerment, advocating for gender equality in the workplace and beyond. Lean In Canada is a community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling career with over 6000 members across the country in various professions.

Interface Summit

At this global health innovator conference in Canada, Karina shared her insights on the intersection of health and technology, demonstrating how digital innovation can lead to better health outcomes. Other presenters were: Frans van de Vosse – Professor of Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Eindhoven University of Technology – Eindhoven; Dr. Darryl Knight – President, Providence Health Care Research Institute – Vancouver; Diane Finegood – Professor and Fellow, SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Vancouver; André Picard – Health Columnist and Author – The Globe and Mail – Montreal; Alan Smithson – Co-founder and CEO – MetaVRse – Toronto; Jennifer Clinehens – Customer Experience Strategy Director, Havas CX helia and Content Creator, Choice Hacking – London; Laurens Vaddeli – Author. Speaker. Anthropology of Technologies, Graduate of Universite Sorbonne – Paris; Tony Brooks – CFO and VP Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Genome BC – Vancouver; Elliot Stone – Co-founder and CEO, Alavida – Vancouver; Richard Osborn – Managing Partner, RecapHealth and former Managing Director, TELUS Ventures – Vancouver; Don Jones – Chairman, Cardiff Ocean Group and Co-founder, MYND Therapeutics – San Diego Interface Health Summit is a successful and highly-praised, two-day global event, designed to engage, inform, inspire and connect digital health innovators with other key stakeholders.

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Every Woman Keynote Speaker

In this role, Karina inspired women from all walks of life, sharing her journey of overcoming challenges and making a mark in the business world and community service. Everywoman connects women, businesses and organisations all over the world, using a powerful combination of inspiring, informative and educational content.
Bowvalley College Pitch Competition Judge: Karina applied her business acumen as a judge, evaluating and providing constructive feedback to entrepreneurial pitches, helping to shape the future of new business ideas. More than $100,000 in prizes (cash and in-kind services) has been awarded through the VentureQuest competition over the years.

Muslim Community Care Foundation

Muslim Care Center Fundraiser Keynote Speaker

Here, Karina not only raised awareness about the needs of the less fortunate but also motivated the community to rally support for humanitarian causes and how this organization included women in its leadership to drive the growth of the organization. The Muslim Care Centre (MCC), an NGO that provides an array of services for the DTES community, including food distribution, substance addiction counselling, medicinal services, and facilities for praying.

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Voices of Muslim Women

As both a panelist and workshop facilitator, Karina engaged in meaningful discussions and interactive sessions aimed at empowering Muslim women to become informed leaders and connected community members. Voices of Muslim Women is a Muslim women led organization that empowers ALL women and girls to become connected and informed leaders through educational and professional development opportunities. Karina Hayat’s speaking engagements are a testament to her dynamic leadership and her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Through her diverse roles as a speaker, panelist, facilitator, and judge, she has influenced countless individuals and communities, leaving a lasting legacy of inspiration, empowerment, and change.