Maryam Banikarim

Community builder
Maryam Banikarim is a recovering chief marketing officer turned community builder.

Why you should listen

Maryam Banikarim is a C-suite executive turned community builder. As a marketing professional, she led five major businesses through sweeping transformations. During the pandemic, she turned her attention to driving civic participation, cofounding NYCNext, a volunteer army of 700 passionate New Yorkers. They produced 14 pop-up events that tapped into the city’s performing arts community, including “A Moment for Broadway” and an Emmy-winning video version of Billy Joel’s “NY State of Mind.” Banikarim created the award-winning "WE <3 NYC" campaign and is currently working to scale The Longest Table, a free-to-all potluck that connects neighbors, builds community and spreads joy.

Maryam Banikarim’s TED talk