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Marika Shaw

Marika Anthony-Shaw is a musician, educator, social entrepreneur, and strategist specializing in the intersection of advocacy and culture. She is the founder and CEO of PLUS1.ORG, a non-profit that catalyzes systemic change for social and environmental justice through cultural leaders. To date, PLUS1 has worked with over 250 artists (Selena Gomez, Rina Sawayama, Sam Smith, St Vincent, The National) and has granted over $20Million to partner non profits across Canada and the US. Previously, Marika studied performance at McGill University, and played in Grammy award winning band Arcade Fire for 9 years, while also managing the band’s advocacy, community outreach and philanthropy.

Marika is a Senior Advisor at PHI in Montreal, a trustee of Partners In Health, and sits on the board of Partners In Health Canada. She is part of the National Leadership Council of leading sexual assault organization RAINN, and was a 2017 fellow at the Aspen Institute. She is a public speaker on social entrepreneurship and culture change including at Forbes Under 30 Summit, SXSW, Pollstar, PopTech, MIDEM, Canadian Music Week, C2Mtl, Sundance Film Festival, and is a frequently invited speaker at universities across the USA and Canada.