We enthusiatically annouce our second Heart Truth family pairing: Zahra Al-Harazi and Jovalene Fox. Zahra is one of our legacy models, having participated in our 2012 event. Both Zahra and Jovalene hail from Toronto, and we are honouredto have them join us in 2017. Zahra’s philanthropic heart is a perfect pair for Jovalene’s experience and passion.
Zahra is one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 (2009), Business in Calgary’s “Leader of Tomorrow” (2010), Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – Chatelaine (2011), one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women -WXN (2012) and she has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubiliee medal for contributions to Canada (2012) and the RBC Top 25 Immigrants to Canada Award (2013). She has also been appointed as the Canadian Ambassador to UNICEF. Zahra is CEO, Founder and Creative Director of Foundry Communications, an multiple international award winning marketing and communications studio. Foundry offers a full range of design and marketing communication services to a solid portfolio of private and public clients and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 up and coming entrepreneurial companies in Profit W100 magazine (2009), and a W100 company – #82 (2011). Along with an impressive client list, Foundry has achieved international and prestigious acclaim from many global design institutions. Zahra is an internationally acclaimed Speaker across Canada and in countries around the world including Turkey, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Germany and India. She is represented by Speakers Spotlight. She sits on the Board of Directors for Entrepreneurs Organization as the Communications Chair and on the EO Global Communications Committee, The National Make-a-Wish Foundation Board. She is a former member of The OGM Editorial Advisory Board and the former Chair of the Fund Development Committee for the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Design, Graphic Designers of Canada, Type Directors Club International, Canadian Women in Communications, Rotary Club (Downtown) Women’s Executive Network, International Women’s Forum and The Entrepreneurs Organization.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Jovalene is a recent fashion graduate from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Prior to moving to Toronto to pursue fashion, Jovalene obtained a diploma in fashion production at Olds College where she developed a love of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. She has been fortunate to intern and work with various Canadian designers such as Rivini, VAWK, Paul Hardy, Lucian Matis and Toronto luxury designer, Farley Chatto. In addition to studies in Fashion Design, Jovalene completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta. Throughout her nursing career, Jovalene has developed skills in Critical Care nursing working in Cardiology Intensive Care and has maintained those specialized skills in both Alberta and Ontario. In her most recent MassEx graduate collection, Jovalene took her love of couture fashion, attention to detail and love of luxury fabrics to deliver a modern interpretation of luxury bridal. Jovalene has been the winner of the People’s Choice NAFA student fur competition in 2014 and most recently was the ICFF FASH-ION (Italian Contemporary Film Festival) Competition winner in 2016. Incorporating traditional design elements and transforming them into modern ideas is what inspires Jovalene most in her designs. Jovalene is thankful for the experiences that she has gained in the healthcare field, and looks forward to the new opportunities as she endeavours to make a presence for herself in the global fashion world.
Want to connect with Zahra? Reach out through Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Want to connect with Jovalene? Reach out through Instagram.
We are thrilled to have these Toronto-living ladies return to Calgary for the event. Limited tickets still available to see Zahra walk the runway in Jovalene’s creation. Purchase your tickets here and join us for a night of community, health awareness and philanthropy.
From our heart to yours,
The Heart Truth Calgary Family