Soraya Deen is a lawyer, an Interfaith Consultant and expert on Nonviolent Communication, Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Peace making. She is a Fellow and Faculty of the Omnia Institute for Contextual Leadership, working directly with communities and Women impacted by Violent Extremism. She led the first Women’s Leadership Conference to Counter Violent Extremism and Radicalization in North East Nigeria. Soraya also organized the first Interfaith Women’s Leadership conference at the Los Angeles City Hall October 2016.
She is a member of the world famous motivational speaker Les Browns group of Platinum speakers, sharing the stage with renowned speakers and activists. Soraya is also the founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement, and Co-founder of Peacemoms (Promoting Christian Muslim /Dialogue). She is a Social and Spiritual activist, Corporate Trainer and a certified Nonviolent Parent Educator.
Soraya is also a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute and an Advocate and Fellow of The Sikh coalition.
She brings together Muslim Women and women of all faiths to have provocative conversations on current issues ranging from Terrorism, Zionism, Israel, Palestine, Communication, Parenting and Conflict Resolution.
Soraya sees herself as playing a dual role. She confronts Islamophobia and she also demands the end to Patriarchy and misogyny in her community. Soraya insists that, “We can’t deny that an extreme ideology is living and thriving in some Muslim communities. Muslim women everywhere are read a BillOfRights that must conform to an epistemology of the 7th century. We must take serious cognizance of the quotidian struggles of Muslim women to be heard, to be relevant, to be taken as a solution. We must confront the tough issues that are crippling our community. We must recognize that all theology is CONTEXTUAL.”
Early this year, Soraya travelled 1000 miles and met 1000 people in the State of Oregon. When she left Oregon, the media buzzed, “Meet Soraya, a true American Muslim.”
Soraya speaks regularly to various religious groups, women’s groups and school assemblies, conducting highly interactive workshops and presentations. Soraya was the Director Chapters (2015) and won the President’s Award at ATDLA.
Soraya is the Founder of THE WORK PLACE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM: A systems approach to COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION at the WORKPLACE. The system empower the individual and the team to resolve conflict, deal with difficult people and build strong personal and professional relationships.
She is a featured speaker on DIVERSITY at Sony; PlayStation.
Her book PEACE MATTERS – Raising Peace Conscious Children was published in 2011.
Her vision is to create 10,000 VOICES OF HOPE.