Soulaima Gourani

Founder, Women Reignite.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020.


Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Ideas into Practice Award in 2019.


Recognized as one of the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum (2012). 


The obstacles we encounter in life can transform our career paths. “My life is spent constantly communicating my vision – to change the world to the better and to build a more tolerant place through trade – and through better and stronger relations between countries and people.”


Born in Morocco and raised in Denmark. While pregnant and the family breadwinner, she was fired from her job as a global sales director. Vowing that would never happen again, she started her own consulting business. Founder of and, a go-to community for life and career development. Also, co-owner of NerdySpeakers and former CEO in the company CetCapitalAid as well as the current co-founder of “At Lykkes Aps”. MBA from Copenhagen Business School, where she taught supply chain management. Now based in Palo Alto, California.


Ignite your Career: The New Grads Bible (Bookboon, 2013), downloaded more than 300,000 times. 

NATIONALITY: Danish-Moroccan

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“Entrepreneurial trailblazer of connectivity and community.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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