Soulaima Gourani


Soulaima Gourani the CEO and co-founder of Happioh, a Silicon Valley-based software company disrupting the virtual and hybrid meeting industry.

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Busy Mom – how to be a working mom!

“Are you going to listen to your dreams or soothe them with excuses?”

Learn how being a mother can be used as an advantage on your application and your cv and how it does elevate you as a leader.

I am a mom and an entrepreneur, and that is what this talk is about

It has cost me sweat, tears, and friends to have the life I have chosen, in which I have both an exciting global career and a responsibility to be a mother.

I, Soulaima Gourani, am a business owner and a mother, and I have the right to a well-functioning family, if I may say so. I am still with my husband, Brian, whom I met 25 years ago on a bus in Odense, Denmark.

I do not think that you can find anything more controversial than to be an ambitious woman with kids. It seems like they are two self-contradicting factors. It is not. It is a perfect combination!

There are several different ways to be a mother.

Let us assume that no other women in your circle wish to have both an ambitious job and kids. Does that make you peculiar? To diverge from the norm can either make you feel like you are the only one or make you feel like you are the first, and that is a beautiful positive feeling. A lot of us do not think that we fit in. Most of us believe that the “standard” is a straitjacket that we do not fit in. But what is normal?

The world would be quite a better place if we knew that there are several different ways to be a mother. A more acceptable culture and labor market would suit our society. Do you want to know how I manage my career and family life so that I have time for all?

Are you going to listen to your dreams?

Most people have dreams that they want to achieve in life. A lot of us, when we lay our heads on the pillow at night, think, “Is this life? Was that it?” and we become filled with despair because we realized that we are not living, only existing. This is normal. 

But the question is, are you going to listen to your dreams or soothe them with excuses? What keeps you from living the career and life you are dreaming of even though you have kids?

The journey

A dismissal became the beginning of the journey I am now taking you on, my journey as the mother of two small children while building a global career for myself. 

I have made several choices and opt-offs, which have taken me to the US, where I am building my company and taking care of the investments I have made.

I will share my journey and exciting, inspirational stories from some of the most successful women in the world I have met.

“Busy Mom” is a motivational talk about life design for mom entrepreneurs, women employed and young women who think kids and career is an impossible combination.

This talk helps you discover new ways to be both a mom and a career woman.

Free e-book

Do you want to know more about what dilemmas and questions we can discuss?
Please get Soulaima Gourani’s FREE E-BOOK: Busy Mom – So What!


Please contact Soulaima if you wish to register for a specific lecture or a combination of topics tailored to your needs.