I am passionate about gender, and very interested in the impact of social innovation enabled by digital technology in creative and innovative communities that emerge in societies, especially in developing countries. I believe that collaborative and creative communities offer new alternatives to social and economic development. Today I am mainly driven by exploring the links between gender, digital feminism, the new economy and creative communities through my Hyper-Gender project, especially in countries like mine where women and sexuality are oppressed.
I have spent the past 3 years working with entrepreneurs, artists and social change networks around the world, especially in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; writing, speaking, organizing and facilitating conferences, programs and workshops. Since my "job-out" my focus has been on creating synergies in the areas of digital collaborative innovation and social entrepreneurship between Europe and MENA. Besides OuiShare, I have been working and consulting for various organizations involved in the MENA region, such as MitOst, SwitchMed, or the Womanity Foundation. In 2015 I started living as a digital nomad, living and travelling between Berlin, Paris, Morocco, Brazil, South East Asia and many MENA countries.
Early 2014, after 4 years working as a consultant at PwC in Paris, I became a connector for OuiShare, an international community of innovators working together on emerging paradigms such as collaborative economy, open source manufacturing, decentralized organizations and zero waste societies.
I grew up in Rabat in Morocco until I was 18. I then moved to France to study business and management, and spent 12 years studying and working between Lyon, New York, Istanbul and Paris, before starting a nomadic life in 2015.