Leila is a socio-cultural opportunity designer and social entrepreneur. She is an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Blue Fish, a consultancy that works on improving the socio-economic dynamics of heritage and culture to improve its preservation. Leila also founded Dar el Harka, a co-working space and creative industry hub; and Dar Ben Gacem, a Boutique Hotel and cultural catalyst in historical urban Tunis. Furthermore, Leila is an elected city council member at her native city of Beni-Khalled. Before switching careers, Leila held various positions at multinational corporations and has a BS in Biomedical Engineering.