Yasmine El Baggari, a native of Morocco and San Francisco-based is passionate about connecting people and bridging cultures to encourage a more peaceful caring world. She launched Voyaj, a platform that connects people from around the globe for one-on-one meaningful exchanges to foster global understanding.
For the past four years, Yasmine’s reach has included work with the World Bank, research at Harvard University, and the US State Department as an "Engage America" Ambassador. She has spoken at international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, the Middle East Studies Association, and Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Forbes, BBC, and the Huffington Post. Yasmine has also received awards from the African Studies Association, Hampshire College’s $60K Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Glamour Women of the Year Award, and two Ingenuity Awards. Recently, she was invited to the White House as one of the 100 Most Influential Travel Bloggers, and on Forbes' list as one of of the most inspiring and promising entrepreneurs in 2016. Yasmine has traveled to all 49 U.S. states and over 45 countries by 24 and was welcomed in over 150 homes globally.
She is simply on a mission to bring back openness, curiosity, and empathy into our world.