Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl, the most read platform for Muslim women’s voices in the country. Reclaiming the Muslim women's narrative in Western media with its own unprecedented columns in outlets like Teen Vogue, Fortune, and Huffington Post, Muslim Girl is currently forging a new path by emerging at the forefront of Muslim women's issues in mainstream coverage. It became the first Muslim company to make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Amani became the first veiled woman to be honored in the media category and rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell in 2016. She was named one of Teen Vogue's "New Faces of Feminism" in its February 2016 issue and by The Economist as a “Generation Propeht” in their December 2016 issue. Amani was invited by Michelle Obama as a speaker at the inaugural U.S. State of Women Summit. Her first book, “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” was released with Simon & Schuster in October 2016 and selected as an Editor’s Pick on the New York Times Bestsellers’ List. She debuted the webshow “Uncovered” on MTV Snapchat Discover.
Amani is a rising voice in social, religious, and political issues, regularly appearing in such media outlets as CNN, BBC, and more. She has appeared on CBS’s “Face The Nation” and spoken in spaces like the Clinton Global Initiative University with President Bill Clinton, Cannes Lions, and the White House, among others. She currently writes a column for Forbes, in which she chronicles the startup journey of Muslim Girl from the perspective of a millennial woman of color entrepreneur.
Amani has been distinguished with such honors as the Digital Diversity Network Award in partnership with NBCUniversal and a dedicated New York City Council Resolution chronicling Muslim Girl’s success in shifting the media representation of Muslims in America. She has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN Money, The Guardian, and beyond.