As Director, Business Finance at BMO, Samra Zafar enjoys driving business success and supporting women business owners across Canada. Born in Pakistan and raised in the UAE, Samra now calls Mississauga home. After escaping a decade of abuse as a child bride, Samra is now an international speaker, community leader, scholar, and most recently an author with her new book “A Good Wife: Escaping the Life I Never Chose,” being published by HarperCollins. To help female abuse survivors build better lives, Samra founded the mentorship program Brave Beginnings. For her work, Samra was awarded the 2018 CPACT Malala Yousafzai Women Empowerment Award, 2018 Ascend Canada Mentor of the Year Award, and the 2018 Brilliant Minded Woman Award. Possessing a love of travel and adventurous spirit, Samra recently landed her first skydive in Dubai. Connect with Samra.