Corporate Panel: Karima Shajani, Communications Project Manager at Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Karima Shajani is a Media and Communications Graduate from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University along with her Master’s in Environmental Applied Science and Management. Karima is the Communications Project Manager for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care where she develops, coordinates and manages communication products and services to ensure public understanding of ministry policies and programs that are related to health capital projects and Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy. Karima acts as the key point of contact between program/policy areas and the minster’s communications staff. Karima has a passion for life-long learning and sharing her knowledge with others. She volunteers her time as a writer and editor for various non-profit organizations, while also providing communications advice to various non-profit organizations. Most recently, Karima has served as a script writer and editor for a community culture show. Karima thinks it’s important to look at her accomplishments big and small. She is proud of her day-day delivery of communications products on time and effectively handling a crisis at work. These types of accomplishments are motivation for Karima to do her best. Another notable accomplishment was being able to teach at Seneca College back in 2014.

So why is an organization like Young Women in Business important to Karima? She says, “Being part of Young Women in Business means I can share my time and knowledge as well as learn from the other members of this organization. It’s important to share our experiences with each other so we can learn and grow.”