best selling author, founder & strategic advisor
Reva has a recognized track record of shifting public opinion & driving impactful conversations through story-telling that is unexpected, compelling and ahead of the curve.
Trained as a lawyer, for the past 15+ years Reva has worked with global brands & organizations as well high profile leaders to help then create & deliver high impact communications campaigns which leverage the social, cultural and political trends of the moment.
Most recently she co-founded & sold a cannabis business media & content creation platform.
From 2014 -2015 Reva worked as a Senior Advisor to current Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As part of his six person public policy team, she helped establish the cornerstone platform ideas for his highly successful election platform.
Reva is the best selling author of two non-fiction books & a regular contributor to Fast Company among other publications. Her research & writing focus on life optimization, mental wellness & leadership in a landscape of disruption, rapid change & uncertainty.
Her most recent book, The MomShift: Women Share Their Stories of Career Success After Children (Random House: February 2014) was described by the the Globe and Mail as a “Brash new take on Working Moms, and it debuted and spent over two months as Chapters/Indigo best-seller.
In her first book, First Comes Marriage: Modern Relationship Advice From The Wisdom of Arranged Marriages (Simon & Schuster: June 2008) Reva re-examined our perceptions of this cultural tradition and used this insights to offer readers new and unexpectedly more empowering ways of thinking about their own dating and relationships life.
Reva has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, CBS Sunday Morning, CTV’s Canada a.m. and her writing and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, The Atlantic, The Times (London), The Rotman School of Business, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, Policy Options, Reader’s Digest, and Redbook, among others.
She is married to Rana Sarkar who was appointed in 2017 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be Canada’s Consul General to Northern California & Silicon Valley. In November 2017 Toronto Life recognized both Rana & Reva in their round up of Toronto’s most influential people. They are also the parents of three boys.
Reva brings a global perspective to her work and relationships having studied/ lived and/or worked in: Bahrain, Canada, India, Switzerland, the UK, the US and Venezuela.
Reva attended the University of British Columbia (International Relations); The University of Western Ontario Law School (LLB) and Osgoode Hall Law School, (LLM, International Trade & Competition Law).