Souad Kadi is a native of Agadir, Morocco and an old community leader who is passionate about youth education, women’s empowerment, and celebrating cultural diversity. Souad has six years of experience in the non-profit sector working to foster women’s empowerment through access to education and vocational training. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Souad founded E-Tawjih, a virtual training program to equip young Moroccan students with vocational skills for gainful employment. In tandem, Souad serves as the Training Manager at Amal Women’s Center in Marrakech, Morocco, where she helps economically-disadvantaged women become skilled in the culinary arts to enter the job market. Before joining Amal, Souad participated in a month-long U.S. Department of State fellowship at the American Association University of Women, one of the largest women’s organizations in Washington, D.C. Prior to her fellowship, Souad worked at Dar Si Hmad, where she led programs in youth capacity building and environmental education, as well as taught Moroccan colloquial Arabic to international students and researchers in Agadir, Morocco. Souad earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Ibn Zohr in 2015.