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Soulaima Gourani

SPEAKER, ADVISER, WRITER, DEBATER, AND BOARD MEMBER

Soulaima Gourani is a keynote speaker and an advisor to major companies on customer loyalty, strategic networking, change management, employee motivation and future of business. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and the owner of tradeconductor.com and womenreignite.com

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Speakers’ bio

Soulaima Gourani shilling. Speaker, Author, Advisor and Investor.

Soulaima Gourani
Speaker, Author, Advisor, Investor

 ”Our way of thinking is based on the assumption that the future is going to be like the past”

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I am a life strategist and co-founder of Womenreignite (a social app for women practicing life design. The company is located in Palo Alto, CA).

I am a frequent speaker at conferences + author of several bestseller books on themes like “How to take control over your life” and “How to Design Your Future”  and many others. 

Everything I do always serve a common purpose: to create more innovators, critical thinkers, problem solvers and more peace in the world.

I am an official expert at World Economic Forum’s (Expert Network) within “Behavioural Sciences & Education and Skills.”

I work with clients as Samsung, Roche A/S, Leo‐Pharma, NNIT, Genzyme, Aberdeen, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Adecco, ManSoft, Alk Abello, Aon Hewitt, Citroen, Colliers, Diageo, Cisco, Ernst & Young, Volvo, FL Smidth, H. Lundbeck, IBM, TDC, SimCorp, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Danske Bank, News Corp and Deloitte etc.

I work  all over the world: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, USA, Finland, Greenland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia, Mongolia, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Greece, Thailand, Egypt, Venezuela, Morocco, Turkey, China, Lebanon, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico and Bahrain.

I am also the co-­founder of Tradeconductor.com (2007), Nerdyspeakers.com (2016), Fremilivet.dk (2016) & Soulaima.com (2007) and “At Lykkes” (2018). 

I am a columnist at the Danish newspapers Jyllandsposten.dk (owned by Jyllands Posten Holding A/S and A/S Politiken Holding) and Berlingske.dk (owned by Berlingske Media) and my weekly Forbes column 

I am a paid 10k+ USD keynote speaker at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau – book via CraigS@bigspeak.com

Current/former boards and advisory boards:

Education: Export technician, Odense, 2001, E-MBA from Copenhagen Business School, 2007

Executive training:

  • Executive training; Stanford University (2006).
  • Innovation. Berkeley University (2006); Design-thinking.
  • Indian School of Business (ISB), (2012); Innovations and Lessons from Emerging Markets: A South Asia Perspective.
  • The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2013 & 2014);  “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” and “Leadership and decision making” & IDEASpHERE (alum program)
  • The Jackson Institute For Global Affairs, Yale University (2014); Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century.
  • INCAE Business school, Costa Rica (2015); Leadership for Sustainable Development.

Recipient of awards and honors including:

  • Rising Star Award (2004)
  • European list of talents (2004, Magazine Courrier)
  • Talent 100 Award, Berlingske, 2004
  • Young Global Leader (YGL; 2012, World Economic Forum)
  • Top 100 Women, FEMINA, Denmark, 2012
  • Nordic Thinkers top 20, 2013
  • EUROMAN top 100 women, 2013
  • ’40 under 40′ Europe, 2014
  • Womenomics Influencer Award, 2015
  • Women’s Media Center’s SheSource expert, 2016
  • Inspiring Fifty: Nordics 2016
  • ‘100 Women in the Top’, Berlingske Business, Denmark 2017
  • Kraks Blå Bog (Danish for Krak’s Blue Book) is a Danish for-­‐profit biographical dictionary service in a format comparable to Marquis Who’s Who, 2018.)
  • UP & COMING WOMEN SOLOPRENEURS TO KNOW, 2018
  • COPENHAGEN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR”, 2019
  • H.C. Oersted Ambassador, 2019  
  • Thinkers50, 2019 (shortlisted nominee – final reward nov. 2019)

I am the author of two bestseller books, many e-­books and co-­written 14-16 books  – See the titles here

Private: Lives in Palo Alto, married Brian P. Frandsen (online community builder), two kids, a son (2007) and a daughter (2009) (I am a proud mum).

Twitter: @soulaimagourani
Hompage: www.soulaima.com

Book me via my agent: CraigS@bigspeak.com

Download and print the full version of Speakers Bio (pdf. including references)