Zainub Jenna Bata

Centre for Social Innovation

601 W 26th Street
New York, New York 10001


Art Law, Child Custody, Commercial, Contract, Divorce, Employment, Family, International, Real Estate, Wrongful Dismissal

Jenna is an international speaker, writer and an authentic leader. With an MBA in international business practices and a background in law, she practices as a mediator and trainer with sensitivities and specialisations in the following areas:

- Arts mediation (Actors, musicians and other artists)
- Business and team conflict
- Cross-border/cross-culture dispute resolution
- Mental Health
- Domestic Violence
- Matrimonial and child centred mediation

Driven by social change through private sector initiatives, Jenna has consulted with and mediated for various small to medium sized social businesses in Toronto, New York, Dubai, India, Afghanistan and Thailand.

Behind the Business, Jenna is a travel writer for the Huffington Post and an international speaker (including TEDx Dubai). She writes poetry and performs spoken word and stand-up comedy. She loves expressing herself through Art including dance (hip hop, Zouk, dancehall and Bollywood) and music (DJing). A Yoga Instructor with the international Yoga Alliance and yoga junkie through and through.

    Mediator for the Attorney General Toronto, Dubai Mediation Centre, ADR-ODR International London

Recent mediations conducted:

        Circle/mediation for String Quartet/band
        Family business mediation (succession conflict and planning)
        Matrimonial/ divorce / asset split (cross border) Toronto & Dubai
        Employee – employer end of service mediation
        Real estate (investor and developer) – investment not realised
        Partnership dissolution due to conflict

 · Trainer and Master Trainer, trained by CEDR, London and St Stephens, Toronto (interpersonal)

Recent trainings delivered:

        Conflict resolution skills for hostel and hotel staff
        Managing angry people for real estate employees and senior management
        Mediation skills for all female teachers of local public school
        Public speaking and assertiveness (in context of domestic violence), women
        Communication skills for Staff and residents of a women’s housing association
        Conflict resolution skills for children (Clairlee Public School)
        Mediator skills for senior community members (Atlanta, Chicago, Calgary, Dallas)
        Assertiveness for women of a community centre (Authenticity Circle – own initiative)
        Resilience and positive thinking for parents in the community

601 W. 26th Street, #325
New York, NY 10001

P: 416-524-9245
E: [email protected]