Germany is a country of female changemakers from all over the world.

... And because we're not satisfied with the available German words meant to describe women like us, such as "Migrant*innen" or ""Frauen mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte", we decided to invent a new one: LEYANA.

LEYANAs are best friends, work colleagues, neighbors, spouses, sisters, mothers, daughters.

Although we are all different, we are united by our experience of moving to Germany and by a set of very basic values:

  • respect.
  • social justice and impact.
  • growth and curiosity.
  • belonging.