Transatlantic congratulates Samra Zafar, whose trailblazing work as a speaker, author, and human rights advocate has earned her recognition from the Women Executive Network (WXN) as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, in the category of “RBC Champions,” which celebrates “women who have made a describable difference to the advancement of women in the workplace.”

About WXN’s Top 100 Awards: 

“Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ was created to recognize the incredible accomplishments of women, develop a community of support, and increase the visibility of strong leaders in order to inspire future generations.

What makes the Top 100 Winners the most powerful women in Canada? Their personal power isn’t about title, its that they are resilient and strong. They inspire, learn and grow. They have faced professional and personal challenges and come out stronger. They are champions and advocates for others. There are extraordinary and powerful women all around us. Nominate and empower someone today and help change the face of business in Canada.”

Samra Zafar is an international speaker, human rights activist, scholar, author and social entrepreneur. She also serves as a Governor for the University of Toronto, is pursuing a rewarding corporate career and runs Brave Beginnings, the non-profit organization she founded to support abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of respect and freedom. Her free time is dedicated to her two beautiful daughters and her passion for empowering others through her advocacy and non-profit work.

Congratulations to all the 2019 recipients! To learn more about WXN and to check out the entire Top 100 list, please visit:

As an author, Samra is represented by Samantha Haywood and Stephanie Sinclair. As a speaker, Samra is represented by Rob Firing.