Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Laila is a passionate feminist who believes, and has experienced firsthand, that the empowerment of women and young girls has a powerful positive impact on social, political, and economic conditions globally. Laila is a lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial law, and is currently working in-house for a large company in Calgary. She is fluent in English, Arabic and Farsi, and prior to moving to Canada, Laila completed her LL.B. in the U.K. and her LL.M. in New York. Laila is an active member of both the New York State Bar and the Law Society of Alberta, and has experience working in both the Middle East and Canada. Laila joined the Board in 2018.