Marie-Alix de Putter was born in Paris in 1985. She grew up in Cameroon and then studied in France. Marie-Alix holds a degree in Political Science and was trained at Harvard Business School and the CELSA (Sorbonne, Paris).

She works in communication and corporate affairs and won an Award for “Communication Leader for Africa” in 2017.

In 2013, Marie-Alix founded “
Semeurs de Liberté”, an NGO created in memory of her husband, musicologist and theologian Eric de Putter, who was murdered in Cameroon on July 8th 2012.

Aware of women issues in literature, Marie-Alix launched ‘
myreadingchallenge54’, to encourage people to read the work of 54 African female writers from 54 African countries in 54 weeks.

Since July 2019, she produces and hosts “
The Marie-alix Podcast”, a personal and authentic conversation with an inspiring woman, speaking candidly about her life and the books that inspired her.

<< Marie-Alix, three Masters degrees, one Executive MBA, Harvard certified “Authentic Leader”, 12 years experience in corporate communication and public affairs and one Award. It is so easy to introduce oneself that way since society requires more and more titles, degrees and social recognition. However, I am less interested in having than in being. One should rather see me as an imperfect human being who loves to tell stories and to use her voice to inspire others.

PS : I am an incorrigible feminist, and people tend to call me ‘passionate’ (which is entirely fair!).

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