Laila Alawa

Laila Alawa

Strategic, passionate, unconventional, relentless: I never take no for an answer. I'm constantly iterating new innovations for the future.
General Business • Sales/Bus Dev
Washington, D. C., US
  • Entertainment
  • Film Production
  • Media
  • Business Development
  • Business Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Growth
  • New Business Development
  • Podcasting
  • Product Innovation
  • Social Innovation
  • Talent Management
  • Writing
The Tempest

CEO @The Tempest • Co-Founder

The media & tech company changing the narrative of diverse millennial women

Jan '16 - Present (4 years 3 months)

Laila Alawa Consulting

Marketing/Branding Consultant @Laila Alawa Consulting • Employee

Mar '14 - Present (6 years 1 month)

NuDay Syria

Advisory Board Member @NuDay Syria • Employee

Mar '11 - Present (9 years 1 month)

Amazing things Laila's made
I grew up being known as the person who’d bring attention to issues globally, no matter the personal cost. During an infamous advertising campaign dedicated to miseducating the American public around Muslim values run by right-wing personalities, I risked my safety to bring the issue to the attention of media outlets nationally.
It is with that energy, passion and incessant persistence that I launched The Tempest - a strategic move to shift the needle on conversations that affect international policy, human rights and personal identity. It is a necessary global solution: a forward-thinking, sometimes-irreverent media platform, run by diverse women.
Instead of discussing the lack of diverse women’s voices in the media, I decided we would be the go-to media outlet for diverse millennial women. The Tempest doesn’t break stereotypes by featuring reactive commentary, it changes perceptions through agency, honest storytelling and multimedia content.
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Social Entrepreneurship + Leadership Jun 2015 - 2015

Wellesley College

Wellesley College

Psychology Sep 2008 - Jun 2012