Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
We come from 34 countries, many of which are rarely represented in a startup. We're single moms, widows, college professors, recovering addicts, Zen teachers, Fulbright scholars, and everything in between. 83% of our founding members and contributors are women. One of our mentors is 99 and was a close personal friend of Abraham Maslow, Martin Buber, and Erich Fromm.