Executive Board Member- ISOC Lebanon,
Layal was recently named one of seven women Who Rule the Web, by the British Council, as part of their Anyone//Anywhere campaign on the Web’s 30th birthday.
Recovering architect and designer, turned Social Entrepreneur, founded her first successful startup by the name of Lyl Big Designs during university years, that connected freelance designers to clients, at the moment advising several young entrepreneurs and early-stage startups while serving on the executive board of ISOC Lebanon as well as CEO & Co-founder of Moubarmij.
Currently, she advises multiple crowdfunding campaigns after two years in Heading the Projects Management Department at Zoomaal and becoming the Crowdfunding Expert in the MENA region and turning ideas from drafts into fully working applications and then advising them on successful campaigns.
She also leads Startup Weekend with multiple themes (Startup Weekend Global Editions Competition winner for SW Beirut Environment). Startup Digest Curator Lebanon, Startup Weekend Global Facilitator, Techstars Community Leader for Lebanon. President of the class of 2017 for AMENDS at Stanford and Global Hub Coordinator Lebanon for AMENDS at Stanford.
She actively supports entrepreneurship and women in business and has recently initiated 105hours.com on December 2017, an online platform that enables entrepreneurs everywhere in the world to connect with mentors for help, free of charge.
Layal also served as a co-founder and helped put into work Cycling Circle and Deghri Messengers. The first bicycle messenger service in the MENA region. She also gives workshops and motivational talks in multiple functions and serves as a mentor, coach, judge, speaker, and panelist in different competitions.
She’s the girl from Lebanon’s tech women entrepreneurs campaign, “Who is Layal?” Chosen as part of the Youth Solutions Report 2017 for organizations shaping the world by the United Nations. Moreover, she was selected as a ChangeMaker for the CMX in Dubai by Ashoka for 2017, AMENDS Delegate for 2017 at Oxford University and the TechWomen Program 2017 an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Winner of the #Shabab2030 competition by MBC Hope, Dubai January 2018 and chosen by ICANN for the ICANN61 fellowship in Puerto Rico March 2018.