She has addressed audiences from 10 to millions in Central Park, with her talks viewed over four million times. Her core expertise is in women’s rights, leadership, security, health, education, mentorship and sustainability. Her keynotes and masterclasses vary, and your audience can expect an interactive cocktail of case studies, cutting edge research and hands on exercises.
Alaa is someone I feel truly embodies the spirit of a ‘Goalkeeper’ - this vital next generation of leaders who are going to ensure we keep making progress on the world’s largest issuesBill Gates
Alaa Murabit is a force for change and a global champion of women's rightsPresident Jimmy Carter
I remember being awe-struck the first time I meet Alaa. The grace - the determination - the high humour mixed with high intelligence - the personal heroism, and boundless energy. And every encounter we have had since then confirms my first impression. She is a deeply remarkable woman, fearless and radical, wise and full of wonder at the possibilities of and need for change in the world. I feel there’s nothing she can’t achieve and when you’re with her, it makes you believe that the world can change and together with her we can make that happen.Richard Curtis, SDG Advocate, Producer, Director, Founder “Red Nose Day”
I look up to Alaa for many reasons. She is a strong, dynamic powerhouse of a leader, who offers everyone she encounters with the same level of respect. She values good work, but also pushes for great improvement. Finally, she is my friend/boss/mentor/ all in one- I feel lucky to have had this opportunity.Nayana Bijli, former Mentee of Dr. Murabit
Alaa is a global leader with an inspiring voice and a truly unique range. Her life experience bridges east and west, science and literature, high-level diplomacy and grassroots peacebuilding. She has vitally important insights that must be heard in our troubled times.Lara Setrakian, founder, NewsDeeply
I asked Alaa to become the Executive Director of Phase Minus 1 in 2017 because she is THE most influential leader on Inclusive Security I have ever known. She has consummate knowledge, unbridled commitment, and a unique ability to go from concept to reality regardless of obstacles.General Daniel “Fig” Leaf, Phase Minus 1
I’ve worked with Alaa for over 5 years; I have seen her go from giving speeches to thousands of people to spending weeks with local leaders in remote communities with the same authenticity, commitment and above all, generosity. Alaa is always remembered, wherever she goes, for her ability to inspire with her intelligence, incredible stories and expertise. We have been mentoring emerging leaders and her capacity to motivate them and recognize their potential and enable them to flourish is shared by every single one of our mentees.Christina Myers, Co-founder, Phase Minus 1
Dr. Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation. She approaches conflict in a way that humanizes both sides: by first finding common ground. She is helping everyone in the world understand that when women succeed, everyone succeeds. It’s good for the economy, it’s good for the government, and it’s even good for the environment.Lewis Howes, The School of Greatness
To say she has succeeded in making both her own voice, and the voices of other young women, heard is an understatement. As an adviser and the chair of a handful of different think tanks and organisations around the world, Alaa contributes daily to young minority women gaining an ever-widening local and global audience that is willing to listen.Margot Wallstrom, Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs
Alaa is a natural leader..her bold thinking and fearless attitude are an inspiration for all women to be the architects of their own futureHM Queen Noor
She [Alaa Murabit] is an exceptional leader at the forefront of women’s rightsMonique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation.
There are very few voices in the world like that of my sister, Alaa MurabitLeymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate
I celebrate the commitment and outstanding work of Dr. Alaa Murabit, a woman who has shown her dedication to improving the lives of girls and women in Canada, Libya, and around the world.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director
Alaa is a nothing less than a national treasure. She represents the values and fights for all the core principles that make me proud to be Canadian. Alaa for everything!Liz Plank, Executive Producer, VOX
Alaa is a true force of nature representing and advocating for the rights of women. She does this with precision, power and grace. The MIT Media Lab has benefited greatly by her participation in our Director’s Fellows program and her presence in our community.Joi Ito,MIT MediaLab Director