Soulaima Gourani (Moroccan/Danish) is the owner of tradeconductor and investor and CEO of CapitalAid and CMO of Kido.com in Austin, Texas.
She creates more innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers – and more peace in the world via global trade.
She is a public figure on in Scandinavia best know for being the best motivational speaker in the world with approx. 200 public talks/year around the world – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Germany, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Morocco, UK, Israel, Sri Lanka, Burma/Myanmar, Mongolia, India and the U.S.
She is a very active profile on national TV, co-host on the most famous radio-shows in Denmark.
She is an advisor to major companies on customer loyalty, strategic networking and change management, employee motivation and future of business and education. She has worked as an advisor/and/or speaker for clients e.g. Samsung, Aberdeen, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Stanford University, IDC Herzliya, Leo Pharma, Genzymes, Adecco, DNB, Alk Abello, Aon Hewitt, Nordic Business Forum, BMW, Citroen, Colliers, Diageo, Cisco, TRYG, The Maersk Group, Dong Energy, Bestseller, HULT Business school, Ernst & Young, FL Smidth, H. Lundbeck, IBM, GLOWORK, TDC, SimCorp, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Danske Bank, and Deloitte, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and many more …
She is author of 3 books, more than 4 e-books, and joined more than 14 books:
• Tag Magten Over Din Karriere (national bestseller )
• Mod til Success (national bestseller)
• Ignite Your Career (a world wide bestseller e-book– with more than 800.000 downloads)
• A speakers Handbook
She is on the board, advisory-board and ambassador of a vide range of private and public companiesm and is chair for Global Dignity, lead by HRH Crownprince Haakon of Norway.
Soulaima Gourani is part of UN Women Consultation Group.
On advisory councils for civil society and the private sector at the country, regional and global level to serve as consultative bodies for regular dialogue on policy, programming, normative, intergovernmental and operational activities within the mandate of UN Women.
Education: E-MBA from Copenhagen Business School, 2007
Export technician: 1995- 1999, Odense Tietgensskole
Executive leadership courses from Indian School of Business (ISB), Harvard Kennedy University, Stanford University, Berkeley University, The Jackson Institute For Global Affairs, Yale University (2014), INCAE Costa Rica (2015)
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 20, 2013
• EUROMAN top 100 women, 2013
• "40 under 40" Europe, 2014
• ”Womenomics Influencer Award 2015”
• UN Women, 2016
Private: Married and two kids age 6 and 8
Interests: sport, music, art and traveling
Live in Copenhagen/Austin
Sub-specialties: future of business, future of money, Gen X and Z