Laila Johnson-Salami is a global journalist and media personality, changing the narrative one conversation at a time.

She is a Politics and International Relations Graduate from the University of Westminster, who spent early years of her career working with governments and non-governmental organisations on policy development. Currently, Laila works with Arise News and Arise Play, is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation #GoalKeeper and a contributor to the Financial Times and Commonwealth Secretariat. Her consistent passion for women’s rights birthed her organisation, the We Rise Initiative and led her to become a Founding Member of the Feminist Coalition.

Laila is the Executive Director of Forth Strategies, a fin-tech consultancy firm. She previously worked with Nigeria Info FM, Africa Rizing, Wazobia Max TV and Spice TV.  She is also a voice over artist with DDB Worldwide Communications, anchors her podcast The Broken Record Podcast and co-hosts On the Couch with Falz and Laila.