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Leïla is a brilliant and unapologetic champion for measures across societal structures that have inclusion and integration in focus. A nurse by training, she has broad experience from multicultural work with children and adults through various positions: Founder and General Manager of Papillon, Co-founder of Support not Protect & Public speaker. She moved to Norway and Bergen 14 years ago, and is of French-Moroccan descent.
She considers her cross-cultural background and immigrant status as an important resource as it has helped strengthen her identity and genuine belief in each human being and their unique resources. Leila is positive, solution-oriented and a relationship builder. She enjoys creating results with others, while not being afraid to take responsibility.
Leila is involved in a number of organizations and committees with the focus on immigrants and minority groups. Among other things, she is a member of the resource group for diversity and inclusion in the Bergen Business Council and was jury member for the Diversity Award. She wants to promote her commitment through her work in Papillon which is based on basic values: Love, Empowerment, Equity and Self-Determination.