Mariama C Keita

Project: Analysis of Republic of Guinea’s historical women’s movements.

Mariama Ciré Keïta is the founder of HOIMA (HowIMakeADifference), a career development and learning initiative that specializes in leading workforce development workshops and outreach programs that prepare millennial women of African descent for competitive young professional recruitment initiatives for multinational organizations. As a communication strategist with a decade of experience, Mariama also serves as a consultant for leading US government and United Nations agencies that include UNICEF and USAID. Most recently, she managed high-level emergency portfolios for UNICEF where she also advised and provided external relations support to the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Sports for Development programs. From 2010-2013, Mariama led high-level initiatives with a sub-Saharan Africa regional focus for the World Bank, UNAIDS and the White House. Her portfolios included the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and President Obama’s signature White House Young African Leadership program. Prior to her transition to international development and intergovernmental affairs, Mariama worked extensively in the fashion and entertainment industries.

Mariama holds a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Maryland at College Park.