From the Heart: Family, Community, Service
A refreshing memoir that challenges readers to make the most of life’s opportunities.
In 1976, Mary Anne Chambers had recently moved to Canada when a colleague at Scotiabank told her not to be surprised if she didn’t get very far. As a Black woman from Jamaica, married, a mother, and a Roman Catholic, Chambers’ overlapping characteristics of her identity were expected to hinder her life experiences. Yet, she went on to hold senior roles in both business and politics. In her riveting memoir, Chambers shares lessons from the moments that de ned her values and her respect for others. From the Heart encourages us to be true to ourselves, curious, and willing to embrace the lessons of everyday life and the people we encounter along the way.
Mary Anne Chambers’ life experiences span the world of business, government, and community service. She has been recognized with an Order of Ontario, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth the Second, and four honorary doctorates. She lives in Thornhill, Ontario.