A busy time in New York for Malaika’s Founder

It was quite a busy few days for Malaika founder Noella Coursaris Musunka as she attended the Clinton Global Initiative, Glamour Magazine’s “Power of An Educated Girl” event and spoke at the African Philanthropy Forum.

From September 26th through the 29th, Noella listened to CGI Annual Meeting guests speak of “The Future of Impact” and how we as a community  can try to replicate and expand proven solutions to create opportunities in areas where they are most needed. Some of the inspiring leaders she heard from were: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi, CEO of Unilever Paul Polman and philanthropist Bill Gates.

A spontaneous invite brought Noella to Glamour Magazine’s “Power of an Educated Girl” event at the historic Apollo theater.  The panel discussion was hosted by Glamour Editor-In-Chief Cindi Leive and featured distinguished speakers First Lady Michelle Obama, the former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and actress and activist Charlize Theron, in order to raise awareness for girl’s education around the world.

Noella was honored to be invited to speak at the African Philanthropy Forum. She tantalized the audience with her knowledge of D.R. Congo, the inspiration behind the founding of Malaika and her passion for promoting African fashion.

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