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Forbes 30 Under 30 trailblazer Anika Sawni to keynote Advance: Women in Manufacturing 2024

February 9, 2024  By Annex Business Media

Anika Sawni, founder and chief brand officer of Grüvi, a manufacturer of award-winning non-alcoholic social beverages, is headlining the 2024 Advance: Women in Manufacturing virtual event on March 6.

Drawing from her own experiences as a leader, Anika will share valuable insights and examples about how she learned to stand up to fear and embrace vulnerability to help navigate the challenges of building Grüvi. Her keynote presentation on “From Fears to Cheers: A Leader’s Tale of Resilience” will touch on the factors that have helped her build resilience as a young woman in a leadership position.

About Anika

Anika is known as a trailblazer in the non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing category. She is a sought after thought leader, speaking at events across North America about entrepreneurship, women’s issues, and opportunities for minorities.


Selected as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Anika is a founding member of Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA). She prioritizes the creation of a female-led team with community goodwill initiatives as a major driver. Anika believes that growth and sustainability co-exist, and her team is transparent with their community about impact initiatives, community volunteerism and goodwill efforts. In June 2023, she was named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Anika has a degree in neuroscience and psychology from McGill University.

Join us at 1 pm ET March 6 to hear Anika and other leaders from the Canadian manufacturing sector. The half-day virtual event, organized by Annex Business Media’s manufacturing group, will facilitate conversations about breaking barriers, advancing women into positions of their choice and #InspireInclusion.


Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with industry experts and thought leaders whose shared goal is to promote gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canadian manufacturing.

The 14 manufacturing media brands coming together to host the event include: Manufacturing AUTOMATIONCanadian Manufacturing OnlinePLANTMROEP&TCanadian PlasticsCanadian PackagingDesign EngineeringCanadian Process Equipment & Control NewsPrintActionFrasersGlass CanadaFenestration Review.

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