Habiba Cooper Diallo is an American Express Ashoka Changemaker Emerging Innovator and one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for innovation, leadership and achievement. In 2008, she experienced a paradigm shift after learning about a tragic maternal health affliction known as obstetric fistula. Habiba has been an advocate for the eradication of fistula for the past 6 years. Her work on fistula has led her to Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. For her efforts, Habiba has been featured in Forbes, awarded the ZONTA Young Women in Public Affairs award, a Planet Africa Award for Academic Achievement and Innovation and the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Award.