Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Designation: President and Founder of Tashkeil
As an accomplished lawyer,professional social entrepreneur,angel investor and public speaker,Sofana Dahlan changed the face of law in Saudi Arabia by becoming one of the first ten Saudi female lawyers to be granted
the permission to practice law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In 2009 she was chosen to participate in the Harvard Executive programme -‘Leading for the Future: The Arab Region in a Changing World’ where she represented Tashkeil’s Socio-Economic cycle as an ecosystem for social change and development.
In 2011, Sofana was the first Saudi to serve as a fellow for the UNAOC on a tour of Europe and the U.S. She was also selected for the Women’s Media Center for the Progressive Women’s Voices Workshop in Media training.
Sofana Dahlan is the founder of many social enterprises that work on developing the creative industries in the region. She is President and Founder of Tashkeil– a Saudi-based social enterprise that incubates, accelerates and promotes creative entrepreneurs. In past four years, tashkeil has incubated 30 Middle Eastern designers,organized 42 events, hosted over 16,000 visitors and launched two initiatives.