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Nisha Anand

Chief Executive OfficerDream.Org

Oakland, CA

Member Since May 2024


Corporate Strategy
Team Leadership
Social Entrepreneurship


Nisha Anand is a driving force behind a movement for change. An Indian-American activist, devoted mother, and advocate for racial justice with a firm belief in the transformative power of common ground, Nisha brings people together to make the American dream a reality for everyone. Her viral TED talk, “The Radical Act of Choosing Common Ground,” resonated with millions, and her work has been featured in CNN, The Hill, and Thrive Global (formerly the Huffington Post). Once a radical activist – she was arrested in 1998 in Myanmar for distributing pro-democracy leaflets – a lifetime as a change-maker made her a leader in forging alliances with unlikely allies to drive tangible progress. As CEO of Dream.Org, Nisha spearheads a diverse team united to create a world beyond poverty, prisons, pollution, and polarization.

Published content

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Company details


Company bio

At Dream.Org we close prison doors and open doors of opportunity into the green economy. We bring people together across racial, social, and partisan lines to create a future with freedom, dignity and opportunity for all.


Social impact & nonprofit

Area of focus

Non Profit

Company size

51 - 200