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Are you a MIPADian?

At the time we started this journey, we knew that having influence as a person of African descent is meaningless until it is connected to support the protection of human rights and the dignity of our people. Fast forward to 2020, many of…

Who is missing from MIPAD Global Reckoning Edition 2020?

We conducted research into the presence of people of African descent within the largest institutions across the world – in politics & global governance, business, media, and humanitarian endeavors. The astounding fact is that many of the huge companies we see, with brands…

MIPAD Hosts Recognition & Awards Ceremony, Unveils 2020 Global List

The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Recognition and Awards ceremony recorded massive success on Sunday, Oct 5th as outstanding personalities and high achievers across the globe were acknowledged and their contributions towards African advancement in these unprecedented times applauded. This year’s…

Please don’t call me black, I am African American and Proud!

Please don’t ever call me black again 😡😬 I’m African and am Proud 🙂😋 I have a dream that one day I would say I am from Africa and the world would go, wow greatness! The use of colors to categorize humans is…

Most Influential 100 (MIPAD) Honourees Educate Audience On Dynamics of Accessing Capital

A panel of notable business leaders have called on entrepreneurs to, amongst other things to do, build the profiles of their companies in order to facilitate their access to capital. This call was made at the annual reception organized in Lagos by the…

Canada as Gold Standard for UN International Decade for People of African Descent

  Canadians Recognized among World’s Most Influential People of African Descent Several Canadian trailblazers are named as part of the 2019 cohort of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Under 40. These finalists will receive the recognition at the MIPAD…

Meet Phyllis Wakiaga

  Phyllis Wakiaga is the Chief Executive of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), one of Kenya’s leading business associations with over 800 members. Prior to her appointment, Phyllis was the Head of Policy Research and Advocacy Unit at Kenya Association of Manufacturers…

Meet Velile Nhlapo

  Velile Nhlapo has been Group Executive of Strategy at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited since November 2018 and he was its Member of Executive Committee from 2018 until November 2018. Mr. Nhlapo served as General Manager of Styldrift at Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited…

Meet Carolyn Joy Ratzlaff Parker

  Carolyn Parker is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who joined the State Department in 2011. Currently, she is the Visa Chief at U.S. Embassy Abuja, where she runs a multinational staff that is part of the largest visa processing operation in Africa.…

MIPAD open “The Door of Return” FREETOWN, a Business and Cultural Heritage Tourism Travel package in partnership with Destination Africa and Office of First Lady, Sierra Leone

  Happy to announce MIPAD in collaboration with the First Lady of Sierra (Valedictorian Class of 2018) commemorates the 400th anniversary of transatlantic slavery with the Door of Return: Freetown. Theme: Freedom. What does freedom mean to you? Mind, Body, Soul, Financially, Emotionally,…