Lina Khalifeh has overcome significant barriers and obstacles in both her athletic and personal life (being bullied as a child to Olympic training injuries), has grown a worldwide company and an empowerment movement with SheFighter and has been officially recognized for her work by President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, ESPN and the World Economic Forum. She does all of this while being an incredibly humble, thoughtful and engaging individual.
Lina's enterprise, SheFighter, is the first Self-Defense studio for women-only started in the Middle East and expanded to more than 35 countries around the world. SheFighter is designed to empower women physically, mentally and emotionally through Self-Defense training. SheFighter has been working to achieve gender equality through spreading awareness among students in schools and focusing on building their physical intelligence through sports, Martial Arts and Self-Defense. Founded in 2012, the studio has now trained more than 18,000 women all over the globe and features a team of all-female trainers.
Lina is a celebrated speaker who has engaged with audiences across the world. She has presented and been on panels at events such as TEDx and the World Economic Forum.