Book - What It Takes: To Live And Lead with Purpose, Laughter, and Strength


The trajectory of Zahra Al-harazi’s life defies expectations. In this electrifying book that travels from a small village in Yemen to a small town in Minnesota to a Calgary suburb, Al-harazi describes surviving two civil wars, her years as a young, stay-at-home, immigrant mother with little education, and how she became 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 honor, despair and gratitude, war and war again. 

With warmth and courageous honesty, she recounts how it is that only through gratitude and persistence that we can find happiness and the courage to build the life we want.