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Zahra Al-harazi is the co-founder of Skillit, an experiential marketplace for skills, and was the CEO of Foundry Communications, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning marketing and communications firm based in Calgary. A sought-after speaker and consultant for leading institutions and events around the world, Al-harazi served for several years as the Canadian ambassador for UNICEF. A true citizen of the world, she has lived on four continents, visited more than a hundred countries, and argued for human rights in five languages. She is the author of What It Takes . . . To Live and Lead with Purpose, Laughter, and Strength.

Marci Ien is a devoted Toronto community leader and journalist. Born St. Jamestown and raised in Toronto, where she lives with her children Blaize and Dash, Marci has seen firsthand the opportunities and challenges our city faces. After an award-winning career in journalism and television that has spanned three decades, she became a member of Parliament, representing Toronto Centre, after winning a by-election in October 2020. That same month, she also published her first book, Off Script: Living Out Loud, where she shares personal milestones, tales of resilience and kindness, and dramatic moments from her career as a journalist.