Long before Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals became the buzz, there was one woman’s commitment to Environment & Health Protection; Climate Action; Food Security; sustainable communities; poverty eradication and gender equality. This sums up the life of one of Africa’s Amazon on Heels – Rawya Mansour. An interior designer by training, she abandoned the allures of this profession to pursue a people-centred life. 20 years on, the world is celebrating her contribution to solving humanities raging problems. Rawya Mansour was voted African Female Leader of the Year and she tells us how it all began; her work, life and persuasions. Watch and listen. (Full interview in the next issue of the Magazine)