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ImpactHER Wise Council

“It takes two flints to make a fire. - Louisa May Alcott

Her Excellency, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

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First Female President of Mauritius

Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is the Chairperson of ImpactHER’s Wise Council. She is the first female President of Mauritius, and a Biodiversity Scientist. She served as the Managing Director of the Centre International de Developpement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) Research and Innovation (formerly Cephyr, Centre for Phytotherapy Research). 

Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

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First Female Constitutional Judge of South Africa (Elected by Nelson Mandela)

In Memory of Yvonne Mokgoro a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the first black woman to hold the office. She holds five honorary professorships from various universities. She is a founding Trustee of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation and serves on several boards, university councils, trusts, and law bodies. 

Mrs. Patricia Obozuwa: Vice President, Government Affairs,

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Communications & Sustainability, Coca Cola

Mrs. Patricia Obozuwa is the Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Coca-Cola, Africa. She is also a member of the Lagos State Industry Advisory Board for the Yaba ICT Hub/Cluster project

Mr. Donald Mark Ritchie

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Former Secretary of State of Minnesota

Donald Mark Ritchie is a former Minnesota Secretary of State (2007 - 2015). He co-chairs the Minnesota USA Expo Bid Committee, serves as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Minnesota and is the President of Global Minnesota.

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