Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

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Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and civil rights activist Shaun King will receive this year’s Diamond Ball Award at Rihanna’s fifth annual Diamond Ball.

“I am particularly honored to present Prime Minister Mottley and Shaun King with this year’s Diamond Ball Awards for their groundbreaking work,” said Rihanna. “We are so thankful to them for joining us and making the night better than ever.”

After becoming the first woman elected to lead the Barbados Labour Party, Mia Amor Mottley went on to serve as the first female Attorney General and Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados. Her career is also recognized for her work in spearheading programs such as the Education Sector Enhancement Program, which “aims to increase the amount of young people contributing to the social and economic development of the country through school facility and technology rehabilitation along with teacher training and curriculum reform.”

The formal event, hosted by comedian Seth Myers, will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, an organization created by Rihanna to fund education and emergency response programs throughout the globe.

Mia Amor Mottley is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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