Manal has also been the recipient of several awards, including: the Architects of the Future Award, the Middle East Woman Leader in Media Award, and the International Alliance of Women’s World of Difference Award. She also contributed to the Palgrave Macmillan publication Women’s Movements in Post -“Arab Spring” North Africa.

In addition to taking over the world, Manal loves music and can more often than not be found dancing to Boys to Men, Marc Anthony, or John Legend. Manal is also the mother to three rambunctious daughters; Lilia and Yasmina, 6, and Camelia, 4. She hopes that her work inspires them to love themselves as they are. She and her family currently live in Rabat, Morocco.