HER EXCELLENCY DR. JUSTINA MUTALE
African Woman of the Year 2012
Her Excellency Dr. Justina Mutale is named in the top 100 Most Reputable Africans in the World. She is also listed in the Powerlist of the Most Influential Black People in modern Britain. Dr Mutale has been globally acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational women of African origin, and in 2012, she was awarded the prestigious title of ‘African Woman of the Year’ sharing a platform with various African Presidents and Heads of State. In 2014, Dr Mutale was inducted to the Global Order of Dignitaries and Philanthropists, having been honoured among the greatest humanitarians of the world in the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D) Awards during a ceremony held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, sharing a platform with Royalty, Heads of State; Diplomats and Dignitaries from all parts of the world. Dr Mutale is also a distinguished member of the Royal Biographical Institute.
Dr. Mutale is Founder & President of the Justina Mutale Foundation, and its Justina Mutale Scholarship Programme for underprivileged young women from Africa to access higher education overseas. She is also Founder of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS, a global HIV/AIDS response campaign. In addition, Dr Mutale sits on the Board of the World Leaders Forum, Dubai and also serves as Global Envoy for Gender Equality and Spokesperson of the International Women’s Think Tank headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.
Through her Foundation, Dr Mutale advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including women’s economic empowerment through trade, business and enterprise by providing leadership training and mentorship. Her Foundation connects women and girls to global power networks, bringing women’s ideas and stories together to educate, motivate, inspire and empower women and girls to access leadership roles in their various walks of life. Dr Mutale is featured among African women who are changing the game, changing the rules and changing the future. She is listed on numerous Halls of Fame, WHO’s WHO Lists, Influential Lists and Power Lists, and has been honoured for her outstanding and phenomenal leadership qualities as a Stateswoman; Global Woman Leader of the Year, and Iconic Woman Leader of the Decade. Dr Mutale serves as President, Patron, Ambassador, Trustee, Advisor, Board of Directors, Consultant and Mentor to several organisations across the globe. www.justinamutale.com