Kanika Sahijwani is a fine art artist, youth development leader and a marketing specialist. Kanika is the youngest Board of Director at Ariel Foundation International. She is also a Social Impact Consultant serving as a Youth Leader with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Youth Network. She is a young leader with over ten years of experience with different non-profit organizations in various capacities.
She graduated from the University of Delhi, India with her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in English in 2017. After co-founding two startups, one an education management company and another in the personal care sector, she worked with a leading Marketing and Advertising agency where she provided creative brand solutions to corporate giants.
Kanika has spoken at global platforms including the United Nations. She moderated a panel discussion at UNCTAD Youth Forum’18 held at UN Headquarters in Geneva and also worked as a Facilitator for a session on SDG 8 at the ECOSOC Youth Forum’19 at UN in New York. She is an aspiring social entrepreneur focused on empowering underprivileged women through skill building and employment generation in India. She has an online art shop by the name of ‘Ink Palette Studio’. She is a mixed media artist aspiring to raise awareness about various social issues and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through her art.