Azita Ardakani

Azita Ardakani

Azita Ardakani founded Lovesocial, a social media company with the mandate of "connecting people with things that matter," in 2008. Her company is certified by the nonprofit B Lab as a B Corporation, for meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Azita was born in Iran and emigrated to Canada with her family when she was three, living in Vancouver before relocating to New York City. Named on Forbes 2015's "30 under 30," the Wall Street Journal's "Women of Note" and the New York Business Journal's "Women of Influence" lists.

Azita is the Canada Reads 2016 social media panellist. She will read the books with the rest of Canada and lead the conversation online. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.