President, Justina Mutale Foundation
Founder, POSITIVE RUNWAY
Founding Partner, WINTRADE Week London
Her Excellency Dr. Justina Mutale has been globally acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational women of African origin. 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. Dr Mutale is Africa Goodwill Ambassador and a Distinguished Member of the Global Order of Dignitaries and the Royal Biographical Institute. She is named in the 100 Most Reputable Africans in the World; and is also listed in the Powerlist of the Most Influential Black People in the UK; as well as being featured in the Black 100+ Hall of Fame, an Exhibition and Legacy of the top 100 Black Achievers in modern Britain.
Dr. Mutale is Founder & President of the Justina Mutale Foundation, and Founding Partner of WINTRADE Week, a signature global convention of women in trade, business and enterprise. In addition, Dr Mutale is the Founder of POSITIVE RUNWAY: The Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS. Dr Mutale sits on the Advisory Board of the World Leaders Forum; and is Global Envoy and Spokesperson for Gender Equality at the International Women’s Think Tank. She is the co-author of “Women on Corporate Boards: An International Perspective”. Prior to founding her own organisation, Dr Mutale worked in the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Gender Section, which addresses gender equality, gender mainstreaming and the empowerment of women and girls.
Through her own Foundation, Dr Mutale advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including women’s political participation and the economic empowerment of women through trade, business and enterprise by providing leadership training and mentorship. She also advocates for the retention and completion of tertiary education for young women from rural and disadvantage families in Africa by providing them with university scholarships to access higher education around the world.
Dr Mutale is listed on numerous Halls of Fame, WHO’s WHO Lists, Influential Lists and Power Lists around the world. She 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. She has also been honoured as a Global Official of Dignity; Africa Goodwill Ambassador; Ambassador for Peace; and Missionary of Peace. Dr Mutale serves as President, Patron, Ambassador, Trustee, Advisor, Board Director, Consultant and Mentor to several organisations in the UK and across the globe. www.justinamutale.com