Aliya Jiwan-Thawer is a Media Advisor at StrategyCorp and brings 15 years of experience in journalism and communications.
An award-winning journalist, Aliya worked as a television and radio news reporter, anchor and producer with the CBC, CTV and CP24 in Edmonton, Ottawa, Halifax and Toronto and was also stationed at the CBC bureau in London, England, and at the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Following a successful journalism career, she transitioned into the world of public relations where she has created and executed media relations campaigns in a variety of industries including finance, health, technology, education, and not-for-profit sectors.
Aliya’s insight into the workings of a newsroom enables her to identify the ‘hook’ that will generate media interest and her strong media connections enable her to secure media interviews for clients on a wide range of topics. Using her experience as a television news reporter, Aliya has also trained countless CEOs and company spokespeople for some of the toughest media interviews.
She has a Bachelor of Journalism and Political Science (Combined Honours) from Carleton University and is a Member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).