Zahra Al-Harazi’s life is the picture of resilience and ambition. By the time she was 25, she had given birth to her third child, after being married at 17 in her native country of Yemen. In 1996 they immigrated to Canada to provide a better life for their children, where she was forced to start from scratch. After earning a degree in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Zahra’s life became an exciting series of achievements. Now two-thirds owner and creative director of internationally award-winning design studio Foundry Communications, Zahra demonstrates her passion by getting involved in The Entrepreneurs Organization, Immigrant Services Calgary, Design-a-thon, L’Arche, and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs. It’s not surprising that she was selected as a Top 40 under 40 or that Business in Calgary has dubbed her “Leader of Tomorrow”. She has also been named a finalist for 2011’s Canadian Woman of the Year by Chatelaine Magazine. Join Zahra as she discusses her inspiring story and her rise to professional and personal success in the face of many challenges.


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