2023 Leadership Summit panelist
Laurabel Mba is a dedicated Communications, Marketing, and Fund Development Specialist with a passion for championing the rights of BIPOC, marginalized, and underrepresented communities. Drawing from her own experiences, she shines a spotlight on their struggles and advocates for their inclusion in decision-making processes. As a proud mother to a 4-year-old son, Laurabel brings a profound understanding of the importance of a more inclusive society.
Currently, Laurabel serves as a host on Rogers TV’s “Out of the Fog” show, where she showcases the individuals and groups dedicated to making Newfoundland and Labrador a more inclusive and welcoming province for all its residents. She is an active member of esteemed organizations such as the Anti-racism Coalition of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s Status of Women Council, and Happy City St. John’s, where she collaborates with like-minded individuals to enhance the experiences of marginalized communities in the province.
Laurabel’s activism was ignited by the tragic events surrounding George Floyd, prompting her to pen a series of powerful poems addressing the black experience, fighting racism, and combatting prejudice. She actively engages in campaigns advocating for 2SLGBTQ+ representation, political diversity, and mental health awareness. As the founder of the Race 2 Dinner NL chapter, she fearlessly confronts racism and white supremacy, while empowering White Allies to stand as advocates for BIPOC individuals. Laurabel’s unwavering commitment ensures that the voices of marginalized communities not only find expression but are also elevated and represented on every platform.