Soukaina “Soukie” Rachidi

Soukaina “Soukie” Rachidi is a Moroccan-American third culture kid and the founder and author
of Soukie Speaks, a blog which strives to re-imagine the narrative of young people in the MENA
region and empower a new generation of Arab leaders and entrepreneurs.

Although Soukaina was born in Morocco, she spent most of her formative years in the United Arab Emirates. She
has also lived in Qatar, USA, and Argentina. Soukaina’s diverse work experience includes
university student recruitment, management, customer service and PR.

When Soukaina isn’t obsessively writing or talking about youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and global
development, she’s trying to find beautiful public places to hide and drink a good cup of coffee.