Leadership Team

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Khadija Ali
CEO and Founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Priya Morioka
COO and Founder


Global Language Connections was founded in 2015 by Khadija Ali and Priya Morioka.

Khadija Ali

What drives you?
My daughters and my mom. The community we serve. My mom was an entrepreneur. I have loved being in business since I was a young girl. All my life I have been a connector. I believe there is enough for everyone and there is power in connecting people for the greater good. I have been blessed to experience the power of connections and the opportunities they create. The community we serve has so much to contribute along with the traits which will make amazing employees.

What’s a typical day for you?
My day starts 5:00am, with a workout prayer and meditation. I cook breakfast and get lunch ready and get my girls out the door. Then my work begins as a small business owner.

On Sundays mornings you can usually find me…
In my living room with big cup full of tea, a book and still in pajamas.

Favorite Quote:
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou
 

Priya Morioka

What drives you?
My family. The community we serve. I want to make my parents proud, I am grateful for the way the raised me and the paths they paved. I want to show my children they can be anything they want to be and to make sure to live the journey on the way to their dreams. I know our communities have so much untapped potential, and are eager to share it, if they just had the connections and support. My life included these things, and I am so excited to create same opportunities for others.

What’s a typical day for you?
I am up at 4:30. I pray, workout, get my children out the door for the day. Then I begin my work which includes, calls, meetings, mentoring our staff. The evenings include juggling dinner, children’s activities and meetings. To make it all work, I am in bed by 9:30.

On Sundays mornings you can usually find me…
It’s the one day I don’t work out. Its my recharge day. I wake up early and enjoy the peace and quite with a cup of coffee and a book, before our family’s day starts.

Favorite Quote:
There is a sense that time is precious, and you should enjoy and thrive in what your doing to the hilt.
– Ruth Bader Ginsberg