Leader for People
and the Planet

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. She has been involved, and has expertise, in nonprofit leadership, strategic management, advocacy, public policy, and philanthropy as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A Champion of…

Human Rights

Women’s Rights

The Environment

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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

“Our common humanity demands that we build and nurture movements and people so that we are a united force for a brighter future for people and our planet.”

      Anika Rahman