Salma Bougarrani holds a Ph.D in Environment and Water Treatment from the Faculty of Sciences Rabat in Morocco and Leipzig University in Germany. In 2014, she got a Confucius institute scholarship and went to Beijing to work as a Project Manager in the “Women in Water Field” program at Peking International University. In 2015, she joined the Institute of Chemical Technology, Leipzig University in Germany as a researcher in the synthesis of a new eco-innovative materials for wastewater treatment. She has been involved in several international projects, in collaboration with teams from Malatya University (Turkey) and NIBEC Institute (Northern Ireland). She contributed to the organization of several international conferences and workshops in the field of women in science, water and environment, and is also a part of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). A female scientist from Morocco, she had a very modest upbringing and worked very hard, with very limited resources, to continue doing scientific research. She entered the research field because she believes that each one of us can make a difference and wanted to contribute to help the advancement of depollution technology through scientific research. She also wanted to fight for gender equality in her own country and to tackle the challenges facing her country in particular and the world in general. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Green WATECH Social enterprise. In recognition of her research and social entrepreneurship, she has received numerous scholarships and awards in Africa, Asia and in Europe.