Khadija Idrissi Janati

President, I-AFRIKA

Khadija is a Moroccan Entrepreneur, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Expert. Khadija is the co-founder and President of I-AFRIKA, a non-profit organization, a network of African entrepreneurs operating in different sectors, with a common objective of positively impact Africa. In 2016, she has launched Africa Trade and Investment Summit – Ifrane Forum, a yearly event happening in Ifrane, Morocco, gathering economic and political operators from all over Africa, to reflects on the future of Africa and create opportunities for the development of intra-Africa trade and South-South economic cooperation. Since 2009, Khadija has created several companies in media and communications sector. Currently, she is the Managing Director of Tea And Koffee, a PR firm operating on both Moroccan and African levels. She has created and managed few media outlets, a weekly sports newspaper Al Mawiid Arriadi and a daily generalist electronic newsletter Le20heures. Khadija is very active in promoting women entrepreneurship and Economic autonomation. She is a board member of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Morocco and a founding member of the Moroccan Network for Mentoring and Networking. Khadija is involved in number of national and international organizations working for women economic empowerment. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Moroccan Association for Women Entrepreneurs (AFEM), member of Vital Voices Global Global Leadership Network and alumna of the Women of the Mediterranean (WOMED) Program by the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris). She has also run for Moroccan local elections in 2015. In September 2014, Khadija was received by President Barack Obama in recognition of her outstanding contribution to civil society work in Morocco and the region. Khadija speaks often in the local media about women empowerment, entrepreneurship and social development. Khadija is 37, she is married and mother of two girls, and passionate about photography and running.

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