Leader for People
and the Planet
Anika Rahman is an advocate and lawyer with a distinguished career as a leader for human rights, gender justice, social justice, and climate action. Most recently the Chief Board Relations Officer at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Anika has been a champion for the advancement of marginalized and vulnerable communities worldwide and for diversity in all its forms. Standing firm in her conviction that our common humanity demands respect for the human rights of all, she holds the core belief that human rights provide a powerful values-based framework by which to approach the intersectional concerns of race, gender, climate, and economic development. Her areas of expertise include nonprofit leadership, strategic management, fundraising, public policy, governance, and philanthropy as well as diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
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.”