Charlotte Musinga – Women Deliver

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2020

Charlotte Musinga

  • Age: 26
  •    |   She/her/hers

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"Until we are all free no one is really free." Whether it's climate change, epidemics, refugee crises, or collapsing economies, it is imperative to consider that marginalized groups of people carry the burden of these problems on their backs. The solutions to these problems have to be cognizant of every shape the problem takes in order to truly be effective.

- Charlotte Musinga

Bio

Charlotte Musinga is a two time Graduate from the University of Cape Town and recipient of the MasterCard Leadership scholarship. She studied construction and was fascinated enough by materials science to turn into a jewelry business called Ebirungi, bringing science, beauty and fashion together.

She was raised by a savvy trader and is a fine business woman herself. She is a seasoned mentor for high school first generation girls in science. She believes in the power of women collaborating to lead the world to a better, safer & easier future. She has led multiple give back organizations to this effect, and uses those experiences to inform her leadership in the application of scientific solutions.

She has a passion for research, bringing more women into science and meaningful solution building.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

The way the death of my father who was our family bread winner affected our whole family's trajectory made me realize that women needed to complete their education. I wanted to contribute to the effort of having every girl in and completing school.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I co-founded a club in my high school to empower young girls through leadership, science, volunteerism, fundraising, advocacy, and mentorship. I was the president of the club, and we raised over 1.5 million Uganda shillings in school fees for girls that were dropping out of school due to financial constraints and lack of feminine hygiene products. The club still runs today.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I absolutely love hiking, cycling, chatting and connecting with friends and family & learning.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Rukiga (Advanced/Native)
  • Runyankole (Advanced/Native)
  • Luganda (Intermediate)
  • French (Elementary)