Business Leader, Speaker, Advocate, Writer, and Mentor
Aneesa entered the world of manufacturing as a young girl chipping in around her parents’ shop and she’s never looked back. Determined to touch lives through manufacturing, Aneesa joined Pioneer Service as president and co-owner in 1993. A keynote speaker, member of several boards, and a Modern Machine Shop contributor, Aneesa captivates her audience with a blend of hard-won knowledge, humility, and a touch of humor. Though she often speaks about diversity and inclusivity, Aneesa tosses aside old stereotypes of “Boomers vs. Millennials” and men vs women. In their place remains her message of finding common ground through hard work and mutual respect.
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Women Motivational
Aneesa’s Most Requested Presentations:
Sustainable Success – How To Get The Best Out Of Your Team
Technology alone won’t get it done. Learn how and where to plant the seeds of partnership and about practical methods of keeping your team happy and productive with only minimal use of donuts. Other topics include when to fire a customer and the part outreach plays in safeguarding your business’s future.
Inclusivity + Diversity = Innovation
Diversity and inclusion fail when they become less about company culture and more about “checking boxes.” Done right, diversity drives innovation and taps a larger pool of employees, but only if companies take the time to define the term. Yes, it begins with gender, race, and beliefs, but also can include socio-economic and educational background (just for starters!). If diversity means hiring from wide-ranging backgrounds, then inclusion means making everyone feel like they belong. This session explains the benefits of achieving both and highlights the significance of company culture in the effort.
Breaking Boundaries with Your Identity Intact
Few enjoy feeling like an outsider, but how do you stay true to yourself and still find success? In the effort to be heard, authenticity, self-awareness and hard work play key roles, but equally important is learning how to listen. Learn about the various forms “listening” can take and how to showcase yourself by helping others. #YouBelong
Recruiting Your Personal Board of Directors
Strong leaders don’t go it alone—they surround themselves with the right people. A personal board of directors (PBOD) is an inner circle of people you admire, whether friends, family, or business associates. Usually informal, these boards provide boundless opportunities for learning, venting steam, or something in between. Learn what “roles” I look to fill on my PBOD, where to find these wonderful people, and how to approach them about it.
Aneesa’s keynote for the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago earned rave reviews… one of the best we’ve ever had! I can honestly say this is the ONLY time I’ve had attendees come up to me afterwards to thank ME for finding such a wonderful speaker.
I have worked with Aneesa in my role at The Manufacturing Institute. She is knowledgeable and well-spoken and passionate about manufacturing, giving back, community and inclusiveness. She's a terrific leader and role model.
Aneesa is authentic as a speaker, authoritative on her topic, and her confidence puts all at ease… After the session, expect to see a line of audience members queued up to get a personal conversation in and exchange cards.
You would love seeing how she resonated with our entire community of women entrepreneurs and corporate supporters. If you’re like us, you’ll leave her talk feeling inspired and with tips and lessons that really resonate.
Thank you for your outstanding Best Practices of Continuous Improvement sessions… Great stories about exciting transformations… Enjoyed the personal, heart-felt stories over stats & acronyms. My favorite session so far!
Aneesa represents a new type of manufacturing leader. She is a seeker, contributor, and collaborator with the community...She constantly looks for new and innovative strategies, ideas, and approaches to help others.
She has this innate ability to help the individual(s) to whom she is speaking reach deep inside and find their own sense of purpose and empowerment. That, to me, is the real gift of Aneesa Muthana.
Her honesty, humor, and poise were reflected in the glowing reviews she received from our honorees, many of whom referenced her talk directly as being one of the highlights of the entire program.
When it was time for her to present, Aneesa’s ability to command the attention of everyone in the room was second to none… she displays strength, confidence, and knowledge.
I personally have also recommended her for International Women’s Day programs, in addition to other business events that were looking for a dynamic, professional speaker.
During the presentation, Aneesa was informative, funny, and very engaging with our members. She portrayed the finesse and confidence of an experienced speaker.
She was generous and transparent with sharing her experiences, her authenticity and credibility really resonated with the attendees.
She never fails to engage an audience and bring her depth of knowledge and personal experience to each group she speaks with.
Great leadership is paramount for the success of a business. Aneesa is that leader… One of the warmest people I have ever met.
Aneesa Muthana is a powerful and dynamic speaker and a true inspiration for those fortunate to hear her message.
She spoke with confidence, understanding, life experiences, and with a keen sense for reaching her audience.
Aneesa Muthana is an amazing and engaging speaker who will be a tremendous addition for any program.
Aneesa Muthana is a thoughtful and thought-provoking voice...engaging and persuasive.