Chief Entertainment Strategist & Cultural Producer
The Totem Spot FZE
Looking back, it is with pleasure that I doff my hat to this lady who stood her ground, strived for success and persevered till it was assured to her; and then, continued to strive and snowball her way into the homes and hearts of so many through various media and event vehicles. Proving that there is never a finish line... but a passion for going onwards and upwards! ‘Anokhi’ truly describes her.
Brand Gallery Media
Raj is one of the most passionate people that I know, whom I admire so much. She injects passion into all that she does; passion for life, passion for the community, passion for business; literally everything that she is associated with. Whether she is focusing on personal development or on business growth, she has and is, making a big impact. With a natural capacity to see a person’s raw talent, Raj has helped countless businesswomen (me included), to follow their passion and hone their skills, to build a business doing something they love. I'm grateful to know Raj, who is so humble, so encouraging, and has the capacity to make what’s seemingly impossible, possible
Early Stage Tech Investor / Manager, Priyanka Chopra
Raj is smart, intelligent and one of the best in the game. She is always on top of whatever she is doing. Loved working with her.
Founder, Trademark & Branding Lawyer
Raj Girn is a dynamic woman and a force to be reckoned with. As an exec who has run a valued and celebrated multi-media company for over 15 years, Raj shows a consistent dedication and vision, which are key components for establishing any brand.
Bobby S. Brown
One of the most professional and respected entrepreneurs that I've had the privilege of working with. A powerhouse and leader in the South Asian community and a wonderful person to do business with.
Occupational Therapist & Women’s Coach
Raj is a leader and an authority in the South Asian medium. She inspires with her authenticity and vibrant personality and her no nonsense approach within the world of media, marketing and PR, which is what makes her unique. Raj is a great role model for women everywhere as she continues to delicately balance her personal and professional responsibilities with grace and elegance while leading a life that is aligned with her truth.
Corporate Care Specialist
Raj is one of the most professional entrepreneurs that I’ve had the privilege to work with. She is a woman with integrity, vision, and above all, passion for what she believes in! I look forward to partnering with her in the future.
Pretty Woman Cosmetics
Raj Girn is an exceptional, admirable and strong individual that is a well-known brand in itself in the industry for her entrepreneurship in different genres. I have had the honour to work with her on numerous occasions. Our corporate relations with Anokhi Media truly set a mark for us and it helped develop a fashion/beauty segment to the next level that lead us to a pinnacle of success.
When it came to marketing, she leads her team with her expertise and knew exactly how to get results. Furthermore, her numerous successful events and social media empire really shows her love and dedication through her work ethics. Not only does she empower businesses, she also empowers souls and really helps connect the missing piece.
I am really glad that I have had the pleasure to be a part of her organization. I would truly recommend Raj Girn for all her areas of expertise. She is not only a professional but a role model.
Emmy Award-Winning Hollywood Producer / Former VP Programming MTV Networks
Raj is an extremely rare and talented media visionary and entrepreneur. She is charming, creative, incredibly passionate, and she is able to uniquely inspire others around the pioneering work she does.
Chair of the Board of Directors
New Canada Media
I have known Raj for years, mostly through conversations online and by reputation. But once she steps into the room, bulbs flash and you automatically get re-charged. She carries that energy! Often, I wonder how she does that, the ability to be there full of life, energy and motivation; truly one of a kind. Her passion for life and her ability to shine is contagious
Founding Partner / Owner / Chief Creative Officer
Barrett And Welsh
I was fortunate enough to share a stage with Raj once or perhaps I should say ‘unfortunate’, because Raj was such a crackling ball of energy and fun, that she stole the show par for the course for her. I continue to watch her achievements with admiration and respect.
Owner / Creative Director
Raj Girn is the pioneer, trailblazer, trend setting genius brain behind the incredibly successful ANOKHI MEDIA brand. Raj has been a female empowering leader with many events being held to showcase and celebrate women Internationally and locally. Raj is dynamic, well spoken, professional, knowledgeable person, which is just stating the obvious, but the beauty and brains combination is what it took to turn a quarterly print magazine (which is what it started as over 15 years ago), to an International media brand, I continuously recommend and refer Raj to many of my clients as the expert in her field. Raj is always growing and that is why she is a force to be reckoned with.
If you are looking for a brand expert in media who is an expert who holds relationships with high level executive brands and celebrities alike, Raj is your go to. Thank you for your support over the years Raj.
Minister of Education, Canada, 2018
I met a young woman in 2001 who had a sparkle in her eye, who I realized was hard working, talented, dedicated, and had a vision. I knew that she was someone special. I was working at Omni and we wound up working together. Something impressed me about her right from the beginning and that was that she had vision and she had big ideas. That person was Raj Girn.
Rogers Media Inc.
Raj Girn had this vision about 15 years ago and look at where she’s brought it. It was a small magazine that became an international, respected brand that’s truly ‘anokhi’ (unique), as she is. Congratulations, I’m so proud of you for what you have achieved
Groupe SEB Canada
I have had the pleasure of working with Raj on various projects. Not only is she an expert within her field but has integrity and a passion like no other.
Toronto Fashion Academy
I have had the honour and pleasure of knowing with Raj Girn over the last 13 years in the Canadian market as an avid entrepreneur. She has not only taken that job title seriously, but she has become a one-woman mega house by specializing in Media, Marketing & Public Relations. We have had the chance to be a corporate partner with ANOKHI MEDIA lead by Raj, and have been fortunate enough to increase our platform within the South Asian market just by partnering with this organization.
This helps elevate our brand along with providing the strategic vision that Raj has set out for her media empire, along with numerous events organized and coordinated by her. We have constantly returned as a partner due to the lucrative positive results that came out of our partnership. Raj has consistently kept her exquisite success rate in a time where media and marketing has been bombarded by society, regulations, and constant audience interruption by social media and/or digital influence.
I would highly recommend Raj Girn for her specialties in media, marketing and public relations, with her years of skills acquired through a combination of education and vast, real life experiences. She has had the chance to create a fine balance in all three areas, while being able to execute various businesses and being a success at all she does.
65th Mayor of Toronto
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the President and CEO Raj Girn, for her entrepreneurial spirit and her ongoing passion to bring South Asian pop culture, lifestyle, and entertainment to the masses.
23rd Prime Minister of Canada
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2017 ANOKHI Awards . . . Thank you to the organizers of this amazing event and to all in attendance for coming out to enjoy today’s awards show.
25th Premier of Ontario
Raj is a role model for all young women, with her vision, dedication, and leadership.
Senior PR/Communications Professional
Over the years, I’ve always been an admirer of Raj Girn’s many entrepreneurial accomplishments, her business savviness and grace. She’s a natural born leader and has earned a stellar reputation as a businesswoman who knows how to successfully and strategically take a business/brand to the next level. She’s confident yet approachable.
She celebrates her successes but always has her eye on the next venture. In industry circles, I’ve heard many business professionals, media and digital influencers sing her praises for helping them to get their start in business or opening doors in their respective fields. She’s a powerful combination of a creative and innovative thinker, who has the ability to quickly and effectively cut through the clutter and get to the heart of the matter.
I fondly remember my first one-on-one meeting with her over lunch a few years ago. I was so impressed by her industry know-how and forward-thinking on our respective industries. She was fearless and took calculated risks – which, I highly respect. I recall leaving the lunch feeling energized and inspired by her and ready to take on new ventures. Raj is the real deal.
Growth x Content Leader
Think Start Inc.
There are very few people in the world who can pull off what Raj has been able to do with her various media properties. She is a 'committed to the cause' type of professional and has been one of the only original voices from within the South Asian media scene who has taken her vision globally without the need of anyone's validation or permission. On her terms, Raj has not only built platforms for creators, but she has provided opportunities for businesses that have not had the luxury of experiencing the real value of the various voices in the diaspora by showing them. I look forward to generations studying the impact she has had as a leader and as an exemplary human.
Financial & Wealth Advisor
There are not enough words to express the gratitude I have for Raj. She has cleared my life of confusion and helped me uncover my purpose. Her wisdom, insight and art of aiding
self-discovery and growth, are unmatched! She's not only a coach but a true leader in her industry and I sincerely thank her for helping me uncover my ‘4 pillars’. I cannot wait to embark on another journey with her as she has helped me grow personally in all areas of my life. Through her coaching, I have become more aware of my actions and through that awareness, I know I will achieve my own greatness. Thank you, dear Raj.
Thank you to ANOKHI and Raj for creating such a wonderful organization.
Founder & Publicist
Raj Girn is a trailblazing visionary that has managed to consistently stay ahead of the media, marketing and branding industries she works in. Her hands-on approach and deep insight in these arenas, have kept her at the top of her game for countless years. Her industry knowledge and business acumen combined with her fiery tenacity, have made her a constant resource and leader in every field she enters into, and her diversified body of work has made a massive contribution on a global scale.
President and C.E.O.
The Gupta Group & The Easton's Group of Hotels
Raj is a visionary with a formidable understanding of business and an ability to foresee how to adapt to stay ahead of the curve. She has always been a groundbreaker and an exceptional leader. At the same time, she is so caring and passionate and puts a bit of fabulous in everything she does!
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
I've had the pleasure to work with Raj in different capacities over the past 4 years and have experienced the effectiveness of her work. Raj is always evolving, reshaping, and redefine today's industry, and she is truly an industry leader. To see what Raj has accomplished in 15 years is remarkable, and I know with certainty that she is just getting started. If you are looking to align yourself with someone who is a fierce force that is relentlessly dedicated to her work for you, than Raj Girn is the person you are looking for!
Passport To Beauty / Ready Set Jet
Raj is one of the most dynamic, driven and passionate business owners I have ever had the pleasure of working with . . . Her ability to successfully introduce, promote, and market new talent and concepts, makes Raj the go to for anything ‘Anokhi’ (unique). It has been a pleasure to work with Raj . . . and I look forward to working with her on many new opportunities.
CEO, Creative Director
Raj is the epitome of leaders in Canada, a fashionista and an inspiration for the community at large. She is undoubtedly the public speaking par excellence. For over a decade, we had the opportunity to work on several high-end fashion and lifestyle events and I confidently vouch that she has a unique vision to attain success and can mentor, multitask and manifest value for all.
Founder / Conscious Communications Consultant
Raj Girn is truly an inspiration to me as a woman. She always radiates infectious positive energy and when you are with her, she has the innate ability to make you feel at ease and confident. When she walks into a room she commands attention - you are energetically drawn to her. When you connect with her she naturally brings out the best in you. She graciously shares both her wisdom and intellect through every encounter. She is humble and vibrant.
Raj is a brilliant business woman and has a heart full of pure gold and because of this, she is like a mentor to me. She values people and cares about everything she does. As an international leader in the media industry (which can be competitive), she is genuinely concerned about people's success and well-being. She elevates those around her. This is admirable.
I have worked with Raj at many different capacities and the experience is always consistent - uplifting, positive, inspiring, insightful, and clever. She is Genius. She is making a difference in our world.
Fashion By Law
Raj Girn is an authentic, vibrant professional, with a genuine passion for helping brands get their message out in the most effective way. She has pioneered 2 amazing media platforms and continues to deliver engaging, meaningful content to viewers and listeners. It's been a pleasure calling her a true friend and mentor.
Journalist, Professor, Strategist
I've had the pleasure of working with Raj on various media projects and events. Raj is a big picture thinker. She is an excellent communicator, a dynamic speaker, and when she walks into a room, she brings life to it. Her work and innovative spirit are flawless reflections of the things that define her as a person - intelligence, passion, charisma, generosity, bold sense of humour, and above all, unique. Raj motivates others to re-define conventional wisdom, not just echo it. She is truly a global trailblazer.