Marie Abanga is a dynamic and determined woman in every respect. She asserts to go by the three Ds of Determination-Discipline-Dedication. She is a lawyer by profession, a poet, an award winning author and blogger, a consultant, a life coach and a sought after motivational speaker. She is a devoted women's right activist, a passionate mental health advocate, and a proud mother of three gentlemen. Marie recently finished an LL.M in International Law with International Relations at the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies. She had previously obtained an an LL.B Hons from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Marie has practiced law for over five years at the Cameroonian Bar, worked as legal consultant with MTN Cameroon, as a consultant with the Women In Parliament Global Forum, and has managed a business venture among others.
Marie has in her professional parcours, interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, where she also spent six months as a legal assistant to one of the defense teams. In Brussels, Marie while studying for her LL.M, interned for an MEP at the European Parliament for one year and then moved on as a consultant for the African Region with the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Foundation (WIP Global Forum). Marie is also the Country Director of the GBM Foundation, and the Campaign Director for the Light Up a School Girl's Life Camapaign.