Soumaya Khalifa along with a group of Atlantans launched the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta in August 2001. The ISB has been active in the metro Atlanta area and its volunteers have presented to thousands in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas about Islam and Muslims. Soumaya Khalifa serves as the Executive Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta.
Under her leadership, the ISB launched several key initiatives. The initiatives include the 100 Influential Georgia Muslims, 40 Under Forty Georgia Muslims and the newest initiative of the Institute for Muslim Civic Leadership. In 2017, the ISB partenered with the Atlanta Mayor's office to host the first ever Ramadan Iftar hosted at the Atlanta City Hall. In 2018, the second Atlanta Mayor's iftar was attended by over 250 people.
Soumaya has received many awards and recognitions for her work with the ISB. The latest recognition was the Phoenix Award, the highest award given by the Mayor of Atlanta to a citizen.
In addition to her work with the ISB, Khalifa is president of her intercultural consulting firm Khalifa Consulting. Soumaya is also an adjunct faculty at Emory University’s Center for Continuing Education where she offers courses on intercultural communication and Human Resources Certification. Khalifa serves on Grady Foundation's Grady Ambassadors, the board of the Concordia Forum, and is a past board member of AIB TV and SIETAR USA.