Laila Alawa

Social entrepreneur, cultural pundit and digital strategist

Laila Alawa is the CEO and founder of <a href="" target="_hplink">Coming of Faith</a>, a leading media company where the world goes to hear the voices and stories of underrepresented women. With more than half a million monthly visitors, the site covers everything from life to humor, entertainment to news. She is also the host for <a href="" target="_hplink">The Expose</a>, a Coming of Faith weekly podcast tackling tough topics with snark and wit. <br /> <br /> Her work has been mentioned in The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Mashable, Color Lines, Bustle, Feministing, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. She's also appeared on Al-Jazeera America, BBC World News, NPR, and Huffington Post Live. <br /> <br /> In 2015, Laila was named an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow.