As the Women Editor and Researcher at Forbes Middle East, Layan oversees a few lists and rankings and helps in creating the rest. She also writes for the cover of the printed monthly magazine of Forbes Middle East and hosts and produces The Under 30 Chit-Chat, a podcast dedicated to highlighting our 30 Under 30 listers who are shaping the future of the region. Layan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The American University of Sharjah and has interviewed top decision-makers and some of the most important business leaders of the MENA region for print and video. She has also moderated and hosted several events across the region.