Fareen “ Far” Samji is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, athlete, mom and community leader.
She was born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya and came to Canada at the age of 14 to further her education. She graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Psychology and a second degree in Kinesiology. Not having a real desire to start a conventional career she decided to use her golf talent and went out on the professional golf circuit to be a professional golfer. After 4 years on the mini tours, Far retired from competition and started her entrepreneurial journey. She is now a Pedorthist and works in the field of orthotics, orthopedic footwear, compression therapy and bracing. In 2012, she rediscovered golf again but this time in the form of the sport of Long Drive- basically- smashing it as far as possible off the tee. Far is a 5 time ILDC Canadian Women’s long drive champion and with a personal best of 334 yards is proof that bigger is not better, better is better. Her book Smashing the Grass Ceiling was published in 2017 and aims to empower, motivate and inspire professional women to make meaningful connections.