Soulaima Gourani On How Being Fired While Pregnant Set Her On A Path To Triumph

Sought-after keynote speaker, Ted Talk mentor and entrepreneur Soulaima Gourani talks getting on a path to triumph, women using our voices and more.

In fourth grade, a teacher told Soulaima Gourani, “You are a girl. You are dark and your name is Soulaima and you’re never going to reach very far.” His comments didn’t deter her, it egged her ambition on and set her on a path to triumph.

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Soulaima Gourani

The international entrepreneur — and one of the highest paid speakers in Europe — talks to Natasha about female entrepreneurs inspiring movements, losing her job while pregnant and turning the crisis into a gift.

Today the sought-after keynote speaker and Ted Talk mentor is an advisor to major companies on customer loyalty, strategic networking, change management and employee motivation. She has worked as an advisor/and/or speaker for clients such as Samsung, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Stanford University, BMW and Cisco.

In addition to being a wife and mother, Soulaima is a fintech-investor at Capital Aid. Ladies, meet Soulaima. Her wisdom is getting Amplified.

About the author

Natasha Zena

Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the go-to news source for everything female entrepreneur. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs and moderated panels at a number of national accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences such as The Lean Startup Conference, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Women Empower Expo and Smart Cities Connect. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.

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