Leila Ben-Gacem is an Ashoka Fellow, a socio-cultural entrepreneur, and the founder of Blue Fish. Through her work at Blue Fish, she designs and implements projects that improve the socio-economic dynamic of heritage, culture, and crafts in Tunisia. Leila also founded Dar el Harka, a creative industry hub, as well as Dar Ben Gacem, a boutique hotel and cultural catalyst in the medina of Tunis. She was recently elected as a city council member in her native town of Beni-Khalled. Before switching careers, Leila held various positions at multinational corporations and has a BS in Biomedical Engineering.