Confirm your email address to access
Sent Directly by me
Yes, Sign me up for Rana's monthly tips, emails, direct communication and online content.

This form collects your email address so that our team can send you monthly hot tips. Occasionally you will receive emails and updates as well. Please check our Privacy Policy to see how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Sophie Le Ray on Mixing Business and Marriage, and Promoting Female Leadership

Have you ever thought about setting up a business with your husband? Seeing them all day at work, and every evening at home… What about doing that for 15 years?

Bosslady Sophie Le Ray has done just that. Sophie is an entrepreneur and an experienced business facilitator. In 2002 she co-founded Naseba, a business facilitation company specializing in emerging markets. Sophie is the founder of the Global WIL Economic Forum ( a platform that promotes women’s economic empowerment. She also co-authored a book called “Game Changers: How Women in The Arab World are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future”.

During our chat, we explored her path as an entrepreneur and discussed how to mix business with marriage. I learned more about the Women In Leadership Forum, its background and intention – and why she is taking it to Saudi Arabia in December. Sophie also shared her plans for the future – once your business is a success and is running itself, what do you do?