Sherin Khankan,

Imam, Activist, Author, Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle

Scandinavia’s first female imam and founder of the first female-led mosque in the world, Sherin advocates for combining faith and feminism to inspire change. Author of Women are the Future of Islam, activist and mother of 4, she is also Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle, Denmark’s first self-help group combatting psychological violence. Sherin is one of the world’s pioneering women included in the BBC’s 100 Women, and very recently received the Hero Prize, Global Hope Award under UNESCO in New York. She was invited to meet with the French President in March 2018 at the Élysée Palace to shed light on her thoughts on balancing religion and politics.

About the speaker

Sherin Khankan

Sherin Khankan,

Imam, Activist, Author, Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle

Scandinavia’s first female imam and founder of the first female-led mosque in the world, Sherin advocates for combining faith and feminism to inspire change. Author of Women are the Future of Islam, activist and mother of 4, she is also Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle, Denmark’s first self-help group combatting psychological violence. Sherin is one of the world’s pioneering women included in the BBC’s 100 Women, and very recently received the Hero Prize, Global Hope Award under UNESCO in New York. She was invited to meet with the French President in March 2018 at the Élysée Palace to shed light on her thoughts on balancing religion and politics.