Noura Sakkijha

Co-Founder & CEO, Mejuri

Topics: 'Woman to Watch' feature segment, Business, Fashion
Interview Date: aired April 2014
Extraordinary Insights: What has been helping me through my path are knowing what I want while staying open to tweaking and changing, based on feedback and results, staying positive, and persisting.

Coming from a family with deep roots in making fine jewelry, Noura Sakkijha envisioned a fresh and new way to work in the industry. Upon finishing an industrial engineering degree in 2008, Sakkijha [moved to Canada from her homeland of Jordan to complete her MBA. It was here that she came up with a unique business idea to bridge the gap between designers and customers through crowdsourcing. And so she went on to launch her company, Mejuri.

Mejuri allows global designers to submit their designs online, and then the public comments and votes on them. It selects the winning designs; manufacturing and selling them. Social responsibility is important to Sakkijha, so she is commits to using only ethical diamond sources.

With this concept, Sakkijha has won a number of start-up competitions, including the Ontario Center of Excellence for young entrepreneurs in 2013. She was selected by the consulate general of Canada to become a participant at TechWomen Canada 2013 in Silicon Valley. More recently, she has been appointed a Board Member at Toronto’s Goodwill.

With her strong vision in transforming the way we make and buy fine jewelry, we believe Noura Sakkijha is a Woman to Watch.