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Meet Tanzeela Qambrani

    MIPAD’s first from Pakistan – Tanzeela Qambrani hails from the coastal area of Badin. She belongs to the Sheedi community of Sindh, who are of East African descent. She made history by becoming the first Sheedi lawmaker to enter any Pakistani…

Meet Sahar Albazar

Sahar Albazar is the founder of the NGO/NPO club at the Kennedy School. She is an MPA graduate from Harvard Kennedy School of government, Class of 2015. Before that, she was an Impact Assessment Consultant at the World Bank for Youth Employment Project…

Meet Kellen Beatrice Kanze Dena

Kellen Kanze Dena is the State House Spokesperson and Head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kanze becomes the first female State House Spokesperson and Head of PSCU in the history of Kenya. Her elevation is in line with…

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.…

Meet Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian women’s rights activist and anti-female genital mutilation campaigner. Dukureh became the first UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa. Dukureh was subjected to female genital mutilation in The Gambia when she was a little more than a week old.…

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie is an American civil rights activist. She is one of the leaders in the activist group We The Protesters and co-edits the Ferguson protest newsletter This Is the Movement with fellow activist DeRay Mckesson. Elzie became involved in activism following…

Meet Zuriel Oduwole

Ever met someone who has discovered their purpose at a young age? Or someone who has sat down one on one and had discussions with various world leaders, entrepreneurs and even young people like herself. Well, let us introduce you to Zuriel Oduwole.…

Meet Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza is an African-American activist and editorial writer who lives in Oakland, California. She has organized around the issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism, and violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of…

Meet Jazmin Graves

Jazmin Graves is a PhD candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her doctoral research centers on the African-Indian (Sidi) Sufi devotional tradition of western India. In spring 2017, Jazmin organized the SISAAS (Scholars at…

Meet Sheila Okonji Ashinze

  SheilaO is the founder of the global booking agency, ZONS PR/TOURS, which opened a niche in Africa where international A-list artistes are taken to tour the continent in partnership with many other corporate companies. A previously untapped market, Africa became the host…

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