Mariama Kabia is an entrepreneur driven by social impact.
Mariama is Co-founder of Memunatu Magazine— a non-profit social enterprise committed to empowering teenage girls (10-17 yrs old) in Africa and the diaspora.
Memunatu Magazine has been recognized as a Halcyon Incubator Fellowship Winner, Wharton Africa Business Forum Finalist, Harvard Innovation Lab team, Dell Social Innovation Semifinalist Fellowship Winner, and CGI U Commitment to Action.
As Co-founder, Mariama leads unique partnerships including those with 30+ nonprofits, embassies, and student organizations to bring innovative content to girls worldwide In 2016, Mariama was selected as a GES+ delegate and one of 12 early-stage entrepreneurs in the social impact category to pitch at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley. In 2015, Washington Life Magazine named Mariama one of its “Tech 25” in a special innovators and disruptors issue.
She has spoken about social impact, entrepreneurship, and African innovation at the Woodrow Wilson Center, US Department of State, White House, Vital Voices, Yale University, Harvard Business School, and more.
Currently, Mariama serves as Manager, Innovation and Learning on the Youth Engagement team at global advocacy organization, Women Deliver. There, she leads capacity-building initiatives such as Digital University— a self-paced digital learning platform for the award-winning Young Leaders Program which reaches 700 youth advocates in 138 countries.
Mariama volunteers as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School and was recently a volunteer mentor at She’s The First.
Mariama holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A cum laude in International Relations with a minor in French from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mariama is passionate about innovation at the intersection of the public and private sectors.