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Graça Machel

African Stateswoman Known for Her Advocacy for Women & Children; UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate

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Graça Machel Biography

Graça Machel is an African stateswoman whose decades-long professional life has been focused on Mozambique's struggle for self-rule and advocacy for women and children.

Machel is known for her dedication to education in Mozambique and for her leadership in organizations helping the children of her war-torn country. Machel has been a major force in increasing literacy and schooling in Mozambique and has spoken to the needs and rights of children and their families all over the world.

Machel is the widow of a former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and a former president of Mozambique, Samora Michel, making her the only woman in modern history to have served as the First Lady of two countries.

Machel has created three non-governmental organizations. She founded and serves as President of the Foundation for Community Development and the Zizile Institute for Child Development. In 2010, she founded the Graça Machel Trust, which focuses on advocating for women's economic and financial empowerment, food security, nutrition, and education for all.

In 1997, Machel was made an honorary British Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for her humanitarian work. She has also been the recipient of the United Nations' Nansen Refugee Award and the World Health Organization's WHO Gold Medal, the latter for her contributions to the health of women and children.

From 1999 to 2019, Machel served as the chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

In 2016, she was announced by the UNESCO as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate alongside 16 others, all appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN.

Machel has dedicated her life to improving the fate of women and children, inspiring hope, and building a more just and equitable world for us all.

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African Stateswoman Known for Her Advocacy for Women & Children; UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate

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Graça Machel Biography

Graça Machel is an African stateswoman whose decades-long professional life has been focused on Mozambique's struggle for self-rule and advocacy for women and children.

Machel is known for her dedication to education in Mozambique and for her leadership in organizations helping the children of her war-torn country. Machel has been a major force in increasing literacy and schooling in Mozambique and has spoken to the needs and rights of children and their families all over the world.

Machel is the widow of a former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and a former president of Mozambique, Samora Michel, making her the only woman in modern history to have served as the First Lady of two countries.

Machel has created three non-governmental organizations. She founded and serves as President of the Foundation for Community Development and the Zizile Institute for Child Development. In 2010, she founded the Graça Machel Trust, which focuses on advocating for women's economic and financial empowerment, food security, nutrition, and education for all.

In 1997, Machel was made an honorary British Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for her humanitarian work. She has also been the recipient of the United Nations' Nansen Refugee Award and the World Health Organization's WHO Gold Medal, the latter for her contributions to the health of women and children.

From 1999 to 2019, Machel served as the chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

In 2016, she was announced by the UNESCO as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate alongside 16 others, all appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN.

Machel has dedicated her life to improving the fate of women and children, inspiring hope, and building a more just and equitable world for us all.

Graça Machel Videos

  • Graça Machel | TIME100 Talks
    Graça Machel speaks with Aryn Baker about the impact of women in leadership.
  • The Mandela I knew, Graça Machel - WGS 2018
    Mandela cared about connecting with people. He always made eye contact and greeted everyone personally from guests to members of his staff. - Graça...
  • A Conversation with Secretary Clinton and Graça Machel - CGI 2014 ...
    At the 10th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Graça Machel with a...

FAQs on booking Graça Machel

  • How to book Graça Machel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Graça Machel for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Graça Machel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Graça Machel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Graça Machel?

    Booking fees for Graça Machel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Graça Machel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Graça Machel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Graça Machel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Graça Machel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Graça Machel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Graça Machel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Graça Machel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Graça Machel for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Graça Machel generally travels from South Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Carol Geary Schneider, Dan Porterfield, Kelly A. Galanis, Kristie Kennedy and Heather Staker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Graça Machel for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Graça Machel Speaker Videos

  • Graça Machel | TIME100 Talks
    Graça Machel speaks with Aryn Baker about the impact of women in leadership.
    The Mandela I knew, Graça Machel - WGS 2018
    Mandela cared about connecting with people. He always made eye contact and greeted everyone personally from guests to members of his staff. - Graça Machel
  • A Conversation with Secretary Clinton and Graça Machel - CGI 2014 ...
    At the 10th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Graça Machel with a Clinton Global Citizen Award, followed by a...
    Graca Machel delivers the annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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