Sisonke Msimang



Sisonke Msimang is a writer and storyteller whose work appears regularly in the New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek and a range of other international publications. She is currently the Programme Director at the Centre for Stories. Sisonke has told stories at The Moth and on the TED stage, and has worked on social justice for many years. Sisonke has worked for the United Nations on gender and human rights and served as the director of the offices of the Open Society Foundation in Southern Africa.  In 2012 Sisonke was a Yale World Fellow. In 2014 she was named as an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow and in 2015 she was awarded a Ruth First Fellowship at the University of the Witswatersrand.  She also serves on the boards of directors of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) in New York, Africa Check in Johannesburg and serves on the board of trustees of the Graca Machel Trust.