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Noëlla Coursaris Musunka

Founder & CEO, Malaika

Bio Current as of June 13, 2021

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, a Congolese/Cypriot philanthropist and international model, is the Founder & CEO of Malaika, a grassroots nonprofit that educates and empowers girls and communities in her home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A fearless spokesperson, and the face of leading beauty and fashion campaigns across the globe, Noëlla is a voice for the power of girls’ education worldwide. Founded in 2007, Malaika’s free education and health programs today impact thousands of lives through a unique ecosystem that can be duplicated in communities in other countries. Noëlla has shared her insight at a number of world-class forums spanning the World Economic Forum in Davos to the university halls of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and MIT. In 2017 Noëlla was named one of the BBC’s 100 Most Influential & Inspirational Women of the Year, and in 2018 she received an award at the 100 Years of Mandela celebration. In 2021 Noella served as one of eight judges for EY’s 2021 World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.