Salah Boukadoum | Dallas Heroes Project

Salah Boukadoum

“Committed to a world where half the world’s authority is in the hands of women”

When you meet Salah Boukadoum, you will instantly recognize he has a kind soul. As a former international concert pianist and then a tech entrepreneur, he is now co-founder and CEO of Soap Hope, a social enterprise whose mission is to help women escape poverty.

At age 14, Salah taught himself computer programming while also studying classical music. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, and a music conservatory in Germany, before turning his attention to building a technology company that he ultimately sold to publicly traded Alliance Data.

While touring internationally as a pianist, Salah got his first look at real poverty in Africa. He realized that by helping women, he could, in turn, help children, families, and communities out of extreme poverty. Through Soap Hope, he aims to demonstrate how businesses can not only create profits but also do good at the same time with his Good Returns model.

All of the wonderfully aromatic soaps, body and home products for both people and pets with over 3,000 products available and growing on are rated either “Good, Better, or Best.” You’ll never find a paraben, petroleum derivative, artificial flavor, or artificial color in any of the products sold on the site. Thus, when you shop at Soap Hope, not only are you going to get beautifully designed natural and organic products, you’ll know they are good for the earth, your family, you, and your purchase is helping women around the world.

And like most busy and socially conscious people, Salah is also active in the community. He serves on the board of Miles of Freedom, a nonprofit that helps people who come out of prison acclimate back into society. He is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, a group he describes “as a global organization of service-oriented people.”

Salah’s business partner and associate Heather Stevens says, “Salah has made a commitment to work towards a world that is equal, a world where women have equal input in all decisions. Helping women locally and globally step out of extreme poverty is a step closer to that commitment.” Citizens of Dallas, let’s help him do just that!

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Besides its awesome products, Soap Hope has Beautiful Models too!

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I'm buying a 12-bar case.

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Watch Ivan go!!

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Thank you for all you do to support great causes!!!

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Salah Boukadoum explains: "Good. Better. Best."

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Congratulations Salah! No one is more deserving!

Congratulations. Take a look Tricia Bridges. Yeah. Salah.