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Our Accelerator program graduates

Key facts about The Tempest

Diversity: ground breaking technology and media company focused on diverse millennial women

Outreach: they are reaching out to millions a month with being launched for just more than a year. This leaves a big impact on society

Laila Alawa

Founder & CEO

Laila Alawa started her career at the White House and Congress, and is the CEO and Founder of The Tempest, the leading tech and media company changing the global narrative of diverse millennial women. In 2017, she gave a TED Talk on her work with The Tempest. In 2016, she was honored at the White House Summit on the United State of Women. Since founding The Tempest, Laila has been quoted in nationwide outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, and CNN Money as a disruptive force in media.

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Mashal Waqar

CTO & Co-Founder

She is a strong advocate of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. She runs a media company for diverse millennial women in the world. Extremely passionate about her work and pride herself on the organization and timely planning + implementation of roadmaps.

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Meet the mentors

Tarek Fouad