Anika Rahman is a lawyer with a distinguished career as a leader for justice. Currently the Chief Board Relations Officer at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Anika has also been a prominent advocate for the advancement of marginalized and vulnerable communities worldwide. Standing firm in her conviction that our common humanity demands respect for the human rights of all, she is committed to the core belief that those rights are powerfully connected to economic, environmental, and gender issues.

A Champion of

  • Human rights
  • Women’s rights
  • Reproductive health and rights
  • Conservation and environment
  • Sustainable economic development

Expertise in…

  • Non-Profit leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Advocacy and public policy
  • Philanthropy
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Anika Rahman in the Media

A profile of Anika on Bustle that links environmental issues to feminism. Anika Rahman Explains Why Ecofeminism Is Essential For Empowerment.

Anika has been a contributing writer to HuffPost, frequently writing on the issues of our time, including a series on organizational diversity: “Diversity and Inclusion: Essential to All Non-Profits.”

An article by Anika on Truthout.org in recognition of International Women’s Day: “Gender Equality Benefits Everyone”

Anika was a guest on the Driving Participation podcast with Beth Brodovsky: “Lead Like a Champion.

The Giving Back podcast with Rob Lowe has also featured Anika: “The Right to Choose: Education for Women.

Anika’s writings on non-profit leadership, diversity, women’s rights, the environment, and other global issues.

Anika’s opinion editorials in Bangladesh:

A Symptom of Profound Inequality

How can we address the problem of chikungunya and other viruses?

A Muslim-American Mother’s Fears and Hopes

What does the dawn of the Trump era mean for people of color?

A 2018 article that profiles Anika: “21 Incredible Desi Women in the Diaspora who are Making Herstory.”

Anika discusses her views of what lies at the heart of leading organizations: