Sofana Dahlan is the co-founder of SNCI, CEO & Founder of Tashkeil SAL and Kayan Space+Studios, organisations though which she continues to revive the Creative Industry in the Middle East.. She is a motivational speaker and an icon for women empowerment. She is a leader in her ﬁeld with a long history of philanthropic and public interest activities. Sofana has written extensively on topics such as women’s rights, social values and inter-religious dialogue. She was the one of the first 10 female lawyers who have received a license from the Saudi Government to practice law. She was the ﬁrst Saudi to serve as fellow for the UNAOC in a tour of Europe and the US. She is a frequent public speaker including at the Women’s Media Centre for Progressive Women’s Voices workshop in media training and at the UNAOC Forum in Doha. As a legal scholar, she has lived in different parts of the Arab world, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait. Sofana holds a MBA Degree from AUT in Lebanon and a LLB & LLM Degree from the Cairo University. She has a strong belief in innovation & social development in the Arab Region and envisions an evolution driven by women.