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Soumaya Khalifa

Arab and Muslim Cultural Expert

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Soumaya is President & CEO of Khalifa Consulting, she is an Egyptian American Muslim, with a consulting practice specializing in intercultural communications, leadership development, and global diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Ms. Khalifa provides corporate, non-profit, and governmental institutions with wide-ranging expertise and practical solutions to cross-cultural operations. With her background in human resources, Ms. Khalifa provides consulting, training, and coaching in religious accommodations in the workplace for Muslim employees.

 

Since 2009, Khalifa has been an adjunct faculty member at Emory University’s Center for Continuing Education, offering courses on intercultural communication, diversity, equity and inclusion, and Human Resources Certification. Along with her consulting and teaching, she is the executive director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta.

 

Her work has brought her much recognition and significant honors, including an invitation to the White House and being named a Citizen Diplomat by the US State Department. Most recently, Soumaya received the 2021 Honorable Mention Power the Future award from The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. She is a 2019 YWCA Woman of Achievement and was honored in Atlanta Magazine’s 2019 Women Making a Mark. She received the 2018 Arab American High Achiever Award by the ALIF Institute and the prestigious Phoenix Award by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in 2017.