Anita Nowak

Anita Nowak

Anita Nowak, PhD is an empathy expert, award-winning educator, author and social impact coach. She teaches Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation at McGill University. As founding Director of the Social Economy Initiative, she was responsible for integrating social entrepreneurship and social innovation into the Desautels Faculty of Management’s teaching, research and outreach. She also co-designed a massive open online course called Social Learning for Social Impact. She also served as Program & Instructional Design Advisor to the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation’s Public Leadership Program and advised the McConnell Foundation on RECODE, an initiative to help scale social innovation at colleges and universities across Canada. Anita is a three-time TEDx speaker and the author of The Empaths Strike Back: Stories of Everyday Heroes Using Empathy to Change the World (forthcoming). Finally, as a certified personal & professional coach, Anita supports HNWIs and their families achieve their philanthropic and social impact goals.