Sumaya has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America’s “Best Young Entrepreneurs,” CNN as a “Young Person Who Rocks,” Silicon Valley Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence,” and by UTNE Reader Magazine as one of “50 Visionaries Changing Your World.”
Sumaya has practiced an Intermittent Fasting lifestyle since 2015. She has written a popular how-to guide on her Intermittent Fasting lifestyle and how she lost over 55 pounds as a result. Her guide is the top result on Google for Intermittent Fasting Results as well as Weight Loss. She has educated millions of people around the world about Intermittent Fasting and currently supports thousands of people around the world with her popular Fast With Me Challenges. She has written a popular how-to guide with over 1.5 million views and has been featured on the TODAY show with Megyn Kelly, The Doctors, BBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Quartz, POPSugar, Prevention, INC Magazine among many other publications and podcasts about her success with Intermittent Fasting.
Sumaya Kazi was most recently the Founder and CEO of Sumazi, a powerful end-to-end social demand generation solution that utilized data intelligence and marketing automation to help people and organizations connect to the people they don’t know, but should. Sumazi was selected from more than 1,200 startups around the world to compete as a finalist at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, where it won the Omidyar Network award for “Startup Most Likely to Change the World.”
Prior to Sumazi, she served as a Senior Social Media Manager at Sun Microsystems, where she was responsible for the global strategy and implementation of social media. She was one of the first social media managers to lead social strategy at a Fortune 500 company. She has also consulted several large enterprises and notable startups on data-driven social strategy and performance marketing.
Sumaya frequently speaks at professional conferences and educational institutions inspiring audiences on topics such as entrepreneurship, intermittent fasting and health, women in business, social media, marketing, and technology. She is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the prestigious talent agency, for speaking engagements and publishing.
Sumaya graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and lives in Oakland, California.