Zahra Al-harazi

The trajectory of Zahra Al-harazi’s life defies expectations. She travelled from a small village in Yemen to a small town in Minnesota to a Calgary suburb. She survived two civil wars, and spent years as a young, stay-at-home immigrant mother with little education before becoming one of Canada’s most successful businesswomen.

Navigating two worlds, Al-harazi has struggled to find her own way between East and West, religion and belief, freedom and obligation, family and desire, love and honour, despair and gratitude, war and war again. With warmth and courageous honesty, she recounts how it is only through gratitude and persistence that we can find happiness and the courage to build the life we want.

Call number: B A397

Book: What It Takes to Live and Lead with Purpose, Laughter, and Strength