Meet Mimi Nartey, a Wife ● Mother● Interdisciplinary Researcher.● SocialEntrepreneur ●Professor ● Olympic Athlete and Model.
Mimi is a quintessential renaissance woman!
Mimi Nartey is an educator, interdisciplinary scholar, author, speaker, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology and a graduate degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University in the City of New York. She completed her doctoral studies in Public Health with a Comparative Education minor.
Mimi has held a lecturing appointment at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and adjunct faculty positions at Occidental College and LMU. She is a women’s empowerment scholar, and her primary research focus is women's health in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research experience includes developing anti-malarial drugs; using climate forecasts to predict disease epidemics; developing interventions for maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa, and using soccer to promote health. She presented research at the annual American Public Health Association Conference and Yale University. She has been invited to keynote at the annual Global Unite for Sight Conference at Yale University, and she has been invited by the government of Ghana to share research with the Ministry of Health.
Mimi is passionate about integrating science and philosophy to teach and promote social justice. She has been involved in pioneering new approaches to address social problems such as gender and racial inequality. She is the Founder and CEO of RCAP (Race, Class, and Parenting), which is a marketplace of ideas for women who are thought-leaders and influencers to engage in dialogue on social dynamics and parenting in communities of affluence. She has an e-book available on Amazon.com on this subject.
Mimi was formerly a professional soccer player. She was a silver medalist in the 2002 African Women’s Cup of Nations, and she represented Ghana in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2016, she was invited to give a TEDx Talk entitled, "African Women's Soccer and Empowerment: Memoirs of a Black Queen." In December 2019, she was named to the list of “Dynamic Women” by Modern Luxury Angeleno Magazine.
Mimi is married to Kofi N. Nartey, MBA (luxury real estate broker and television personality). In 2018, she and her husband co-founded The Nartey Sports Foundation to support sports-related interventions for underserved youth. The couple was named a 2018 and 2019 “Los Angeles Power Couple" in Modern Luxury Angeleno Magazine and LA Confidential Magazine. They live with their two precocious children, Liya and Lincoln, in Playa Vista, CA.
In 2020, Mimi launched a YouTube Channel ("MOMPETITOR by Mimi Nartey") where subscribers can follow her life as a wife, mother, activist.