Her Excellency Dr. Justina Mutale
Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality
Justina Mutale is a Leadership Expert and an Accredited and Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach. She has been globally acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational African women and in 2012, was named African 'Woman of the Year'. She is author of “The Art of Iconic Leadership” and publisher of “The Iconic Leadership Magazine”. Justina also is co-author of the highly cerebral book titled: 'Women on Corporate Boards: An International Perspective'. In addition, she has contributed to several other publications and books on leadership, gender equality and women in leadership, and is an International Keynote Speaker, Public Speaker and Guest Lecturer.
She is Founder and President of the Justina Mutale Foundation, through which she advocates for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by providing leadership and entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and coaching. Her Foundation also advocates for the retention and completion of tertiary education for young women and girls from rural and disadvantaged communities in Africa by providing them with university scholarships to access higher education around the world.
Justina previously worked in the Gender Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat and has been a consistent delegate, speaker and parallel event convener at global forums that address political, economic, social, African and gender issues including the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) and the African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, in addition to being the Founder and Convener of the World Summit on Women and Girls.
Internationally acclaimed as a global Stateswoman, Justina leads and serves on various Boards of commercial, humanitarian and charitable organizations across the globe, and has been honored with numerous international awards, honors and accolades for her outstanding leadership qualities.
Ms. Rosemary Jones
Honorary Ambassador for Diversity & Inclusion
Rosemary, a longtime champion of women and girls’ empowerment transitioned in August 2015. It was her passion for the empowerment of women and girls we will forever remember, and it will serve as a guiding light of inspiration.
Ms. Jones is Director of Supplier Diversity for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In this capacity, she manages, facilitates, and administers the various day-to-day responsibilities and support activities of the supplier diversity program which includes strategic planning, training, data reporting, policy development, and economic development for diverse suppliers.
Ms. Jones is always looking for new ways to advance the program by strengthen development, communication, and access with the most innovative and performance driven Minority Women Business Enterprises. She collaborates with Turner managers to uncover ways to increase spending with diverse suppliers. She is also responsible for enhancing the company’s visibility and brand through community outreach programs and key partnerships with minority professional organizations.
Prior to joining Turner Broadcasting, she worked for IBM Global Procurement where she focused on contracting logistics and technology consulting to minority and women owned enterprises.
She was recognized by Diversity Business.com in 2011- 2012 as one of America's Top 50 Champions of Diversity. The Atlanta Business League named Jones one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence in 2013.