A tri sector executive leader with extensive and broad national and international experience in government, social profit and for-profit sectors. For the past twenty-five years, Farah has worked alongside politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders, philanthropists and change-makers.
Having travelled to more than 60 countries spanning 6 continents, she offers a rich global perspective on different cultures, nuances and how to navigate and negotiate with governments, private and social profit entities.
Previously, as CEO of Malala Fund, Farah led an international team to deliver on Malala’s mission to see every girl in school.
As Founder & CEO of G(irls)20, Farah was among the first to elevate the argument for increasing female labour force participation with an increase in a country’s GDP.
As Senior Vice President, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Farah led the organization through its response to COVID-19 on behalf of its 10,000 members.
During her time in Canadian politics Farah served as the Chief of Staff to the Honourable Paddy Torsney (Justice, Finance and Environment) and as Director of Communications for the Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan.
Farah is a passionate volunteer and was recognized for her service to Canada with a Meritorious Service Medal from Canada’s Governor General & Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.