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reva seth
Founder & Director, Center for Career Innovation

Reva Seth is a journalist who regularly takes an unexpected and counter look at social trends and cultural norms.

Her work is currently centered on the trends and shifting pattern of careers.  After health and relationships, careers and work are the greatest source of happiness and fulfillment.  In addition, changing how we think of and approach careers also represents the opportunity to address many of the societal and policy changes that are directly or indirectly shaped by how, where and the ways we work.

Reva’s own career journey has taken several unexpected twists.  She began as a lawyer in the Toronto offices of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, went to work at Toronto City Hall before leaving to live in the UK where she launched a new career in corporate and strategic communications.  As a fellow, “MomShifter” Reva found that after the birth of her first child, her career found greater focus and clarity.  She built a communications consulting practice that included clients such as The British Council, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, Factiva among others – and started focusing on her writing.

Her last book, “First Comes Marriage: Modern Relationship Advice From the Wisdom of Arranged Marriages” (Simon & Schuster, NYC: June 2008) looked at what the centuries old tradition of arranged marriages could teach modern women about dating, love and long-term relationship happiness. The book was based on over 300 interviews with women living in Canada, the US, the US and across Europe – all of whom decided to have an arranged marriage.

First Comes Marriages received both critical acclaim and global media coverage, including: being featured on 20/20, CBS: Sunday Morning, CTV’s Canada a.m., The Steven & Chris Show, the Huffington Post, Redbook Magazine, Readers Digest, The Times (UK), The Daily Mail (UK), The Times (India); The Globe and Mail (Canada); The National Post (Canada); The Christian Science Monitor as well as numerous national and local radio shows and blogs.

Most recently, Reva has been the lead writer for the online project, “The Cities of Migration” which is focused local initiatives that create positive benefits from immigration.

Reva attended the University of British Columbia (International Relations), The University of Western Ontario (LLB) and Osgoode Hall (LLM). She currently sits on the board of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto.

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