Bouchra Ezzahraoui Darwazah
40 Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands 2021

Rank: 35

Bouchra Ezzahraoui Darwazah

Brand: Aurate New York

Category: Jewelry

Establishment: 2017

Nationality: Morrocan

Headquarters: U.S.

Bouchra Ezzahraoui Darwazah founded Aurate New York after a long career in finance. Aurate designs have been worn by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, Yara Shahidi, Chrissy Teigen, Priyanka Chopra, and Shay Mitchell. Bluecrest Capital invested $13 million in the company in 2019, and Kerry Washington invested an undisclosed amount in the startup in 2020. Bouchra is an angel investor, a founding member of the Moroccan Children Parliament, and a member of the Visionary Committee of Friends of Hudson River Park.