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Samra Zafar

Human Rights Activist, Author, Domestic Abuse Survivor & Entrepreneur

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 Samra Zafar Biography

Samra advocates tirelessly for equity, human rights, women’s rights, diversity and inclusion through many channels. Her passion is to motivate and empower all people to believe in themselves, achieve their goals and reach their full potential, no matter what the circumstances might be.

Arriving in Canada as a child bride in a forced marriage, Samra faced over a decade of oppression and opposition against her dream of getting an education. Refusing to give up, she pursued her education as a single mother while working multiple jobs and raising her daughters. Samra proudly graduated with a Masters degree in Economics with the highest distinction, winning over a dozen awards and scholarships. She was the first mature student to win the most prestigious John Moss Award, a $17k scholarship awarded annually to the single most outstanding student across all three U of T campuses. Today, she is the youngest alumni serving as a Governor for the University of Toronto, along with pursuing a rewarding career in commercial banking.

Audiences around the globe are moved by Samra as she shares her journey from oppression to empowerment. Her impressive speaking portfolio includes platforms such as TEDx, Amnesty International, Yale Law School, Women in Leadership Canada, as well as major universities, banks and corporations.

Samra’s story is one of Brave Beginnings, the name of the non-profit organization she founded to support abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of respect and freedom. Samra’s story and work have been featured in prominent media, including Toronto Life, CTV, CBC, Global News, Yahoo, and many others, collectively reaching tens of millions of people worldwide.

Samra accredits her achievements and success to the support of her professors, mentors, and peers in this country, who saw her as a woman trying to build a better life, not as someone different due to gender, colour, race or religion. In fact, Samra was empowered to be the best version of herself, without judgement and negativity.

Her free time is dedicated to her two beautiful daughters and her passion for empowering others through her advocacy and non-profit work. Her book, A Good Wife, is slated to be released in early 2019.

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A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose

A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose

Speaking Topics
  • Removing Unconscious Bias: Within Us and Around Us

    We are in a time of social awakening
    • where difficult but necessary conversations are shedding light on issues of systemic racism, discrimination and the every day experiences of BIPOC and other people belonging to minority groups. There is an increasing need to listen, understand, believe and be strong allies to support equity and remove barriers to inclusion. As an immigrant child bride to this country and an advocate for human rights and equity for over 10 years, Samra has traveled across the country and globally to learn and work with BIPOC and minority groups
    • from indigenous communities in rural Saskatchewan, Black communities in Toronto, South Asian communities in Alberta, to the executive towers of Bay Street. Samra uses her lived experiences combined with a deep understanding and education of these issues to educate, train and offer practical implementable solutions to advance equity in the most authentic way.

  • Educating & Parenting through Difficult Times

    How can we help our children cope with trauma? What skills can we instill in our youth to help them develop emotional and mental resilience? How can adults practice self-care and role model positive behaviors? Samra uses her experiences of parenting a teen through mental health struggles, training educators across the country, as well as practices, resources, and tools based on positive psychology to help parents build gratitude, resilience, and grit in their children and youth.

  • Navigating through Change

    Many people have lost their loved ones, jobs and businesses through this pandemic. Many are having to pivot their careers into different directions. It is a time of uncertainty and ambiguity. In these keynotes and workshops, Samra helps people develop insights and skills to remain steadfast during times of uncertainty, stay true to their authentic selves, and create a life and career of meaning and purpose.

  • Mental Health: The Shadow Pandemic

    Mental Health is the shadow pandemic of Covid-19. Rising isolation, financial uncertainty and inadequate support systems are resulting in heightened anxiety, depression and trauma for employees and families. Samra has developed and delivered a series of keynotes and workshops with the focus of providing practical and implementable positive psychology based tips, tools and strategies to build skills for resilience and mental wellbeing.

  • Family Violence & COVID-19

    Domestic Violence is on the rise during Covid-19 due to numerous reasons including increased isolation and frustration, and lack of financial stability. Workplaces can play a vital role in supporting their employees to deal with and leave abuse and safeguard their mental and emotional wellbeing. Samra has curated a few customizable topics to address this need, offering a combination of keynotes and training that will include information and practical tools that workplaces can start implementing right away.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Samra Zafar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Samra Zafar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Samra Zafar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Samra Zafar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Samra Zafar?

    Booking fees for Samra Zafar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Samra Zafar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Samra Zafar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Samra Zafar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Samra Zafar for your next private or corporate function.
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Samra Zafar

Human Rights Activist, Author, Domestic Abuse Survivor & Entrepreneur

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Samra Zafar Biography

Samra advocates tirelessly for equity, human rights, women’s rights, diversity and inclusion through many channels. Her passion is to motivate and empower all people to believe in themselves, achieve their goals and reach their full potential, no matter what the circumstances might be.

Arriving in Canada as a child bride in a forced marriage, Samra faced over a decade of oppression and opposition against her dream of getting an education. Refusing to give up, she pursued her education as a single mother while working multiple jobs and raising her daughters. Samra proudly graduated with a Masters degree in Economics with the highest distinction, winning over a dozen awards and scholarships. She was the first mature student to win the most prestigious John Moss Award, a $17k scholarship awarded annually to the single most outstanding student across all three U of T campuses. Today, she is the youngest alumni serving as a Governor for the University of Toronto, along with pursuing a rewarding career in commercial banking.

Audiences around the globe are moved by Samra as she shares her journey from oppression to empowerment. Her impressive speaking portfolio includes platforms such as TEDx, Amnesty International, Yale Law School, Women in Leadership Canada, as well as major universities, banks and corporations.

Samra’s story is one of Brave Beginnings, the name of the non-profit organization she founded to support abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of respect and freedom. Samra’s story and work have been featured in prominent media, including Toronto Life, CTV, CBC, Global News, Yahoo, and many others, collectively reaching tens of millions of people worldwide.

Samra accredits her achievements and success to the support of her professors, mentors, and peers in this country, who saw her as a woman trying to build a better life, not as someone different due to gender, colour, race or religion. In fact, Samra was empowered to be the best version of herself, without judgement and negativity.

Her free time is dedicated to her two beautiful daughters and her passion for empowering others through her advocacy and non-profit work. Her book, A Good Wife, is slated to be released in early 2019.

Samra Zafar Videos

  • The Culture of Honor | Samra Zafar | TEDxUTSC
    Unearthing the silence around honour-based, structural abuse – a hidden reality that creates a vicious cycle of mental, emotional, ...
  • TED×UTSC: UNEARTHED - Samra Zafar
    This video is of Samra Zafar, one of the speakers at the TED× event I had attended about two weeks ago. Unearthing the silence around ...
  • Samra Zafar | TEDxMississauga
    Her story has captured a nation from coast to coast across Canada and beyond. Samra Zafar takes us on a journey of survival and ...

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Samra Zafar Speaking Topics

  • Removing Unconscious Bias: Within Us and Around Us

    We are in a time of social awakening
    • where difficult but necessary conversations are shedding light on issues of systemic racism, discrimination and the every day experiences of BIPOC and other people belonging to minority groups. There is an increasing need to listen, understand, believe and be strong allies to support equity and remove barriers to inclusion. As an immigrant child bride to this country and an advocate for human rights and equity for over 10 years, Samra has traveled across the country and globally to learn and work with BIPOC and minority groups
    • from indigenous communities in rural Saskatchewan, Black communities in Toronto, South Asian communities in Alberta, to the executive towers of Bay Street. Samra uses her lived experiences combined with a deep understanding and education of these issues to educate, train and offer practical implementable solutions to advance equity in the most authentic way.

  • Educating & Parenting through Difficult Times

    How can we help our children cope with trauma? What skills can we instill in our youth to help them develop emotional and mental resilience? How can adults practice self-care and role model positive behaviors? Samra uses her experiences of parenting a teen through mental health struggles, training educators across the country, as well as practices, resources, and tools based on positive psychology to help parents build gratitude, resilience, and grit in their children and youth.

  • Navigating through Change

    Many people have lost their loved ones, jobs and businesses through this pandemic. Many are having to pivot their careers into different directions. It is a time of uncertainty and ambiguity. In these keynotes and workshops, Samra helps people develop insights and skills to remain steadfast during times of uncertainty, stay true to their authentic selves, and create a life and career of meaning and purpose.

  • Mental Health: The Shadow Pandemic

    Mental Health is the shadow pandemic of Covid-19. Rising isolation, financial uncertainty and inadequate support systems are resulting in heightened anxiety, depression and trauma for employees and families. Samra has developed and delivered a series of keynotes and workshops with the focus of providing practical and implementable positive psychology based tips, tools and strategies to build skills for resilience and mental wellbeing.

  • Family Violence & COVID-19

    Domestic Violence is on the rise during Covid-19 due to numerous reasons including increased isolation and frustration, and lack of financial stability. Workplaces can play a vital role in supporting their employees to deal with and leave abuse and safeguard their mental and emotional wellbeing. Samra has curated a few customizable topics to address this need, offering a combination of keynotes and training that will include information and practical tools that workplaces can start implementing right away.

FAQs on booking Samra Zafar

  • How to book Samra Zafar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Samra Zafar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Samra Zafar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Samra Zafar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Samra Zafar?

    Booking fees for Samra Zafar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Samra Zafar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Samra Zafar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Samra Zafar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Samra Zafar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Samra Zafar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Samra Zafar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Samra Zafar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Removing Unconscious Bias: Within Us and Around Us, Educating & Parenting through Difficult Times, Navigating through Change, Mental Health: The Shadow Pandemic and Family Violence & COVID-19. The estimated speaking fee range to book Samra Zafar for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Samra Zafar generally travels from TorontoCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlene Carruthers, Blair Imani, Gabrielle Union, Alice Walker and Roya Hakakian. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Samra Zafar for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Samra Zafar Speaker Videos

  • The Culture of Honor | Samra Zafar | TEDxUTSC
    Unearthing the silence around honour-based, structural abuse – a hidden reality that creates a vicious cycle of mental, emotional, ...
    TED×UTSC: UNEARTHED - Samra Zafar
    This video is of Samra Zafar, one of the speakers at the TED× event I had attended about two weeks ago. Unearthing the silence around ...
  • Samra Zafar | TEDxMississauga
    Her story has captured a nation from coast to coast across Canada and beyond. Samra Zafar takes us on a journey of survival and ...
    The Gift of Adversity - Samra Zafar
    THE GIFT OF ADVERSITY - How tough times make you a stronger and happier person. Samra Zafar Governor - University of Toronto Founder ...

Samra Zafar Speaking Topics

  • Removing Unconscious Bias: Within Us and Around Us

    We are in a time of social awakening
    • where difficult but necessary conversations are shedding light on issues of systemic racism, discrimination and the every day experiences of BIPOC and other people belonging to minority groups. There is an increasing need to listen, understand, believe and be strong allies to support equity and remove barriers to inclusion. As an immigrant child bride to this country and an advocate for human rights and equity for over 10 years, Samra has traveled across the country and globally to learn and work with BIPOC and minority groups
    • from indigenous communities in rural Saskatchewan, Black communities in Toronto, South Asian communities in Alberta, to the executive towers of Bay Street. Samra uses her lived experiences combined with a deep understanding and education of these issues to educate, train and offer practical implementable solutions to advance equity in the most authentic way.

  • Educating & Parenting through Difficult Times

    How can we help our children cope with trauma? What skills can we instill in our youth to help them develop emotional and mental resilience? How can adults practice self-care and role model positive behaviors? Samra uses her experiences of parenting a teen through mental health struggles, training educators across the country, as well as practices, resources, and tools based on positive psychology to help parents build gratitude, resilience, and grit in their children and youth.

  • Navigating through Change

    Many people have lost their loved ones, jobs and businesses through this pandemic. Many are having to pivot their careers into different directions. It is a time of uncertainty and ambiguity. In these keynotes and workshops, Samra helps people develop insights and skills to remain steadfast during times of uncertainty, stay true to their authentic selves, and create a life and career of meaning and purpose.

  • Mental Health: The Shadow Pandemic

    Mental Health is the shadow pandemic of Covid-19. Rising isolation, financial uncertainty and inadequate support systems are resulting in heightened anxiety, depression and trauma for employees and families. Samra has developed and delivered a series of keynotes and workshops with the focus of providing practical and implementable positive psychology based tips, tools and strategies to build skills for resilience and mental wellbeing.

  • Family Violence & COVID-19

    Domestic Violence is on the rise during Covid-19 due to numerous reasons including increased isolation and frustration, and lack of financial stability. Workplaces can play a vital role in supporting their employees to deal with and leave abuse and safeguard their mental and emotional wellbeing. Samra has curated a few customizable topics to address this need, offering a combination of keynotes and training that will include information and practical tools that workplaces can start implementing right away.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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