Despite coming from an engineering background, during her professional career, Leila has spent most of her time working with youth, either through volunteering, teaching, or mentoring. Leila is co-founder and president of Laboratorium, an association of citizens working on art, science and technology and youth related projects (exhibitions, hackathons, STEAM workshops etc). Leila believes that a multidisciplinary and systematic approach to projects is key for creating lasting and creative changes in society. As one of the IT Super Girls she mentored girls in IT related subjects and continues to do so.