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BIOGRAPHY

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Moroccan-Monegasque award winning TV host reporter, photographer, documentary film director, published author and content producer with millions of viewers on TV (2M Maroc, France2) and an audience of nearly a million people on her digital platform, Leila Ghandi advocates for women empowerment, the protection of the environment, and the promotion of dialogue between cultures.

She produces tv and digital videos filmed internationally with guests that include Heads of State. For many years she has directed and hosted the well know 52 minutes TV show named “A journey with Leila Ghandi” broadcast prime time on the moroccan public channel and which received international recognition including the Anna Lindh Euro Mediterranean Journalist Award.
She is the author of “Chronicles from China”, a book that has been awarded with the USAID literature prize and her work as a photographer is exhibited worldwide.

She is an international Master of Ceremony, public speaker and moderator at high level conferences and global events including for United Nations agencies and the European Parliament.

Leila graduated from Sciences Po Paris and was granted a full scholarship to undertake the “Women and power” executive program at Harvard.

Leila has won several awards internationally and was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government, Opinion Leader by the UN Agency Search For Common Ground, and Emerging European Leaders by the Aspen Institute. She has been chosen to represent North Africa at the exhibition Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, was ranked among the 50 people with the most influence in Morocco, and selected to be among 50 high level women of the Mediterranean region to take part to the Women Forum in Rome.

Adventurer, she is said to be the first Moroccan woman to have traveled the world solo and inspired others to do so. She has climbed the Kilimandjaro and reached twice the Everest base camp. She is an inspirational speaker and encourage the youth to overcome obstacles and reach their goals.

In 2019 she was chosen by L’Oreal Paris as a woman of worth for its international campaign and was nominated at the Monaco Influencer Award in the Philanthropy category for her influence as a change maker and as a role model for women across the world.

REWARDS

2019 - Nominated at the Monaco Influencer Award in the Philanthropy category
- Chosen by L’Oreal Paris as a woman of worth for its international campaign.

2018 - Chosen by the UNAOC to host the Award Ceremony at the annual Global Forum
- Selected by the European Parliament to host the closing ceremony of the European Youth Forum.

2017 - Selected by the Aspen Institute to be part of the 30 people group of Young European Leaders
- Selected by the Anna Lindh Foundation to moderate the Young Mediterranean Voices Forum

2015 - Selected by Harvard to attend the leadership program Women and Power.

2014 - Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government
- Ranked among top 50 people with the most influence in Morocco
- Nominated at the Morocco Web Awards as the Public Figure of the Year

2013 - Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalist Award Laureate
- Illi Moroccan Woman of the Year laureate
- Moroccan Leader Award (TIZI) laureate
- Selected to speak at the “We Are the Progress” Conference, Paris, France.

2012 - Named « Woman of Excellence » by the European Capital of Culture.

2011 - Chosen to represent North Africa at the African Union Summit of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Chosen to represent Morocco at The World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue (Baku, Azerbaidjan).

2010 - Named Opinion Leader in the MENA Region by the UN Agency Search for Common Grounds
- Invited to join the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations network
- Chosen to be a speaker to the first edition of TEDx conference held in Morocco.

2009 - Literature Price granted by the USAID for her book “Chronicles from China”
- Invited to join the Women Tribune Network
- Invited to joint the Young Mediterranean Leaders network.

2008 - Euro-Mediterranean Woman Success Trophy, rewarded at the French Senate.