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Making a Difference, with Mame Toucouleur Mbaye

Episode 78

Mame T. MBaye is currently The Honorary Consul of Senegal in Los Angeles and a Peace Ambassador appointed by the Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative GPPI. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Civilization, Literature, which broadened her background in Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics where she developed her skills in four languages: French, English, Spanish, and Wolof.

Mame is an Executive Board member of the Los Angeles Consular Corps (LACC) and the President for the Los Angeles Consular Corps Spouses Association (LACCSA). She is also the President of the Association of Honorary Consuls of Senegal In the US (AHCSUSA), highlighting Senegal’s valuable presence in the Continent of Africa and the face of the World. With her foundation: Tekki Foundation, she has been affiliated with many organizations doing humanitarian work in the United States and Senegal. She is one of the founding members of the FGM Taskforce- Greater Los Angeles, a group of 6 women founders of organizations that work to eliminate violence against women and young ladies, empowering them to do better for themselves.

Mame served as the Vice President of African Focus, Inc and worked with UCLA African Studies Dept. as a frequent guest lecturer on West African Culture and schools. She has worked for many years with the Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Bay Area Superior Courts, interpreting and advocating for battered and under-represented women of the Diaspora and Immigrants. She is also an Executive Member of the Senegalese Association Los Angeles (SALA) and built a bond with UN Women Chapters of Los Angeles. Her passion is to make a difference in women and children’s lives in the US, in Senegal, and ultimately around the World and to see betterment in her environment.

Mame is always looking for ways to be the voice for underprivileged children and women, to build the bridge between Senegal, the United States, and the rest of the world through socio-cultural, economic, educational, and leadership programs. 

What You Will Learn:

  • What it was like growing up in a family with 13 children
  • How Mame’s mother was able to run three businesses while raising 13 children
  • How and why Mame became a diplomat in the United States
  • What mark the slave trade left on Senegal and how we can move on
  • Why each country needs to acknowledge the power of women
  • Why Mame lives by the philosophy of making a difference in someone else’s life
  • What is microfinance and how it helps women

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