Somayyah Ghariani

Board Member

Somayyah Ghariani is the Executive Director at Ikram Foundation for the Empowerment of Muslim Women. Somayyah has been working in the nonprofit sector for over ten years at a grassroots level within her community. Ms. Ghariani graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Communications & Psychology. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University, as well as a Women’s Leadership Certificate from Yale School of Management, and is a graduate of the Karamah Law and Leadership summer program (LLSP).


Somayyah is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Organizational Leadership and Learning at George Washington University. Somayyah is passionate about serving those most in need with a client-centered approach and has worked with marginalized populations in her local community with a focus on breaking cyclical poverty for women and children.