We are delighted to announce that Professor Myriam Sidibe has joined MSI as our new Trustee.
Myriam is currently Chief Mission Officer and Founder of Brands on a Mission, a B-corp aiming to get brands and companies to drive impact in health and wellbeing through their business models. She is also co-founder and Chair of the Kenya National Business Compact on Coronavirus and the woman behind the multi-award winning and UN recognised Global Handwashing Day, now celebrated in over 100 countries. From within Unilever, she has created a movement to change the handwashing behaviour of one billion people, the single biggest hygiene behaviour change programme in the world.
Myriam is a Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and honorary Professor of the Practice at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brands on a Mission: How to Achieve Social Impact and Business Growth through Purpose and her TED talk, The Simple Power of Handwashing, has been viewed over 1 million times. She has just been selected as one of the 100 most influential Africans in the world for her work on changing global corporate behaviour.
“I am delighted to bring my voice to the sexual and reproductive health mandate of MSI as I believe that when a woman or girl is in control of her reproductive rights, she is empowered to be anything that she wants. To allow a woman to choose if and when she wants to be a mother is truly the single most powerful thing you can do for a woman’s health. As an African woman who considers herself progressive, and a mother of two girls and two boys, working towards a world in which these rights are respected by all is absolutely critical. I fell in love with this mandate long before my appointment to the MSI board and so I am hugely excited to now have the chance to bring my expertise to it!”– Professor Myriam Sidibe
Myriam brings a wealth of experience to MSI and we warmly welcome her to MSI’s Board of Trustees.