Veronique Mistiaen is an award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, who has worked as an editor, foreign correspondent and reporter for national and international newspapers, magazines and websites in the UK and the US over the past 25 years. These include Newsweek, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, BBC News, the Huffington Post, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.
She is passionate about social issues, human rights, international development and the environment and interested in telling people' stories and through them tackling broader issues. She likes to explore solutions rather than merely exposing problems.
She is also a university lecturer in journalism and runs training on diversity reporting in conflict areas with the Media Diversity Institute, as well as journalism skills training for charities and social enterprises, such as The Big Issue.
She is bilingual English/French.
Queen Mothers in Ghana have reclaimed and modernized their traditional role, bringing social and economic changes across the country. This story is about women leadership and ingenuity - of a little known, but remarkable institution.