Stephie's Story: A Model Leader

Quite simply, Stephie exemplifies CLI. She was born and raised in Kinshasa and currently studies Psychology at the University of Kinshasa. She is an original CLI Young Leader and her success has paved the way for hundreds of additional youth to receive leadership training. In particular, she’s been a shining example for countless girls and young women both within CLI’s program and in communities across Congo. 

Stephie says, “Everyone can be a leader. I know and I believe that I am a leader. Some might not believe it, but I am a leader because I am capable of changing the behavior of those around me.” Women’s empowerment is her true passion and she works everyday to enhance the status of women in Kinshasa. We are inspired by her efforts and proud to support her work!