Justina Mutale
Most Influential and Inspirational African Women

International Relations
"We for WE"      

Her Excellency, Justina Mutale has been acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational African women in the world.  In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious title of ‘African Woman of the Year.’  She is the Founder/CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: The Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread (of HIV/AIDS), which spans 6 continents across the globe.  A published author, International Speaker and humanitarian, Ms Mutale serves as President, Patron, Ambassador, Trustee and Advisory Board Member of several humanitarian; community; and charitable organisations in the UK and overseas. She is the Gender Equality Ambassador & Spokesperson of the International Women’s Think Tank, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.  She is also Honorary President of the Martial Arts Academy based in France, which works to defend and secure the human rights of women and girls.  Ms Mutale serves on the Advisory Boards of the World Leaders Forum Dubai; as well as the British Award for Africa Development (BRAAD) in the UK; and the African Achievers Awards based in Africa, among many other organisations.   A recipient of numerous awards, honours and accolades from all over the world, Ms Mutale is featured in the Black 100+ Hall of Fame, an Exhibition and Legacy of the top 100 Black Achievers in modern Britain. She is also listed in the Top 100 African Achievers; and in the Black Women in Europe Power List, in addition to being nominated in the 2015 Black British Business Power List in the UK.  Ms Mutale is named as one of 365 Africa’s most respected names, well-known faces, and influential voices.  As an International Speaker, she is a regular Keynote Speaker at international fora held around the world that address social, economic, political, gender and human rights issues.  She has addressed the U.S. National Congress of Black Women in Los Angeles; as well as the European Leadership Conference held in the House of Lords at the UK Houses of Parliament in London; and the WCH Humanitarian Summit held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; and was invited as Keynote Speaker the 2014 Gender Economics Global Conference held in Sydney, Australia; among many other high level conferences around the world.  Ms Mutale is a civil society delegate to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW59), and to the United Nations High Level Dialogue and Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). As a celebrated international personality, Ms Mutale has been approached to feature in a UK TV documentary on “Eminent African Women” and in books on “Women who are Contributing to the Sustainable Development of the World” published in Paris and “Women Who Changed Africa”, published in New York.  Prior to founding her own organization, Ms Mutale worked in the Gender Section of the Social Transformations Programmes Division that addresses issues of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the Commonwealth Secretariat, an inter-governmental development organization based in London with a membership of over 54 countries spread around the world.  For more information visit: www.justinamutale.com