University Speaking Engagements


There’s a gap between what students learn at university and what they need to do to be successful at work.

As a dynamic leadership speaker, Rania has addressed female and male students in the United States, Mexico, Qatar, South Africa, Republic of Georgia, and Ukraine equipping them with the knowledge and actions they need to launch and grow their own careers and businesses after college.

University Speaking Snapshot

  • Harvard Business School
  • Ilia State University, Republic of Georgia
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
  • Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa
  • University of Cape Town GSB, South Africa
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland
Harvard Business School

February 2019

Spoke to a largely male audience of MBA students about the role of men and leaders to intentionally drive gender-balance in the workplace.

Moderated a panel on diversity at the Harvard 2019 Dynamic Women in Business conference attended by 1200 participants.

University of Maryland

April 2017

Keynoted to university students on bridging the gap and the difference between success as a student and as a professional.

Led discussion group of high-potential international women graduate students.

Women Ambassadors Forum

June 2018 and 2016

Keynoted at the Women Ambassadors Forum, a global gathering of university students and recent graduates from around the world conceived and organized entirely by a group of women students.

Mexico: WeXchange Conference, University Students and Business Women's Organizations

Nov. 19-20, 2015

Delivered an interactive presentation, Building a 360° Network at WeXchange, for a conference and pitch competition for Latin American women entrepreneurs in Monterrey. Spoke to 60 high-performing female students from five universities in Mexico City. Keynoted at on oversold event for women entrepreneurs and professionals sponsored by Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Ejecutivas and Consejo de Empresarias y Ejecutivas.

Universities in the U.S and Qatar

Fall 2015

Several speaking engagements at Indiana University, University of Kansas, Georgetown University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. Topics included, Bridging the Gap Between Success at School and Success at Work, Having a Social Impact Career, Three Shifts to Drive Economic Growth and Gender Parity.

South Africa

May 18-27, 2015

Six sold-out speaking engagements sponsored by Colleen Larsen, Business Engage, PwC, Barclays, Vodacom, T-Systems, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCTGSB). Events in Johannesburg and Cape Town attended by hundreds of businesswomen and university students. Read a compilation of tweets on Storify from some of these events.

Republic of Georgia

March 16-20, 2015

Eleven speaking engagements around the country of Georgia at five universities and to six different groups of business women.

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