Introducing Transatlantic Speakers for
International Women's Day!
Celebrate International Women’s Day with us by honoring the hard-earned progress toward gender equality and women’s empowerment! We offer speakers that illuminate their resilience and dedication to human rights, the fight against gender-based violence, and equity in our workplaces and in our schools. Our speakers uplift as they critique, shine light as they examine the dark, and spread joy as they navigate the struggle in our stories.
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Highlighted Speakers
Samra Zafar
After arriving in Canada as a child bride and escaping a decade of abuse, Samra pursued her education at the University of Toronto as a single mother working multiple jobs and graduated as a top student with several awards and scholarships. She began sharing her story to raise awareness about gender inequality and has since become a globally recognized expert, speaker and consultant on equity and inclusion, violence against women, and mental health. 

Samra's bestselling book, A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose, was published by major publishers around the world, and has been translated into several languages. She is currently working on her second book, Unconditional, an inspirational self-help memoir to help women break free from limiting beliefs and trauma to live their most authentic, unconditional lives.

Samra speaks for organizations around the world, including universities, corporations, advocacy groups, governments and charities She was among the WXN Network's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants. She is the 2021 recipient of the Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award at University of Toronto, in recognition of her work to advance human rights.

Speaking Topics
Co-creating wellness through an inclusive lens
The workplace of belonging: where inclusion and wellness meet
Blazing your own trail
Resilience redefined
The power of authentic leadership
A journey of critical allyship
To find out more, please visit Samra's personal website HERE
To book Samra for one of your events, email
Toufah Jallow
Toufah Jallow was just nineteen years old, looking forward to a university education, when she entered a presidential competition in 2015 created to support the country’s young women. She won, and caught the attention of Gambia’s dictator, Yahya Jammeh, who, after presenting himself with fatherly generosity, asked for her hand in marriage. When Toufah declined, he drugged and raped her.

Justifiably terrified, she kept what had happened to her a secret, even from her parents, and fled to Senegal, eventually settling in Canada. In 2019, after Jammeh was deposed, Toufah returned home to testify against him, making a stand for herself and for women on the African continent and everywhere. She continues to advocate for survivors of sexual violence today. Her book, Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #MeToo Movement, is published by Penguin in Canada and Steerforth Press in the United States.
Speaking Topics Include:
Extraordinary Resilience: The Fight Against Gender-based Violence

To find out more, please visit Toufah's speaking page HERE
To book Toufah for one of your events, email
Eternity Martis
Eternity Martis is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University where she developed a first-of-its kind course on media and the Black community, and an award-winning Toronto-based journalist. Her writing has appeared in Vice, Huffington Post, The Walrus, CBC, and other major media, and on academic syllabuses around the world. Her work has influenced media style-guide changes across the country. In 2020, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network.

Her bestselling debut memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun, was a “Best Book of the Year” pick by the Globe and Mail, And one of the CBC's top 20 Canadian memoirs. PopSugar named it one of “5 Books About Race on College Campuses Every Student Should Read.” 
Speaking Topics:
What does it mean to be a student (and woman) of color on university campuses today?
The power of personal storytelling for marginalized groups
A silent killer: Interpartner violence among Millennial women 
Rethinking Objectivity: The Role Of Journalism In A Social-Justice Era
The Power of Perception: The impact of journalism on the well-being of Black communities 
To find out more, please visit Eternity’s website HERE
To book Eternity for one of your events, email

All speakers can be booked for in- person, or specially formatted for remote conferencing.

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