ChangeNOW 2021


Marlene Harnois

Peace and Sport

Olympic Medallist, Peace and Sport representative & Champions for Peace


More than a series of victories, Marlene Harnois's story is an atypical path guided by passion and courage. Olympic medalist in London 2012 and Mentor to the first Olympic Champion in the History of Ivory Coast at the following games (2016). Her desire to have a positive impact in society and inspire younger generations has driven accross the world to promote sport as a tool for development and Peace, and lead field actions as a Peace and Sport Champion for Peace. MBA graduate with Honors, throughout her journey, the French-canadian native, known for her Philanthropic commitments has demonstrated a track record of successful initiatives. Her high faculty of adaptation, respect for diversity, and ability to build and maintain excellent interpersonnal relationships has allowed her to create succesful synergies and ensure tangible results . Amongst recognitions, Marlene Harnois has been elevated to the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit by the President of the Republic of France, is a Recipient of the International Medal for Peace by the United Nations Soldiers for Peace Association for her contribution to development and peace through Sport in Africa.


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