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Mimi Nartey

Meet Mimi Director of Community and Philanthropy

Mimi Nartey is an interdisciplinary scholar and philanthropist who is passionate about integrating science, business, and philosophy to promote sustainability and empowerment. Her diverse experiences, ability to consider problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, personal motivations, diligence, and rigorous academic preparation have placed Mimi in a unique position to pioneer new approaches to social challenges in communities around the globe.

Mimi has a B.A. in environmental biology and an M.A. in climate and society from Columbia University in the City of New York. She completed her doctorate in public health with a comparative education minor. She held a lecturing appointment at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and adjunct faculty positions at Occidental College and LMU. She is a women’s empowerment scholar and contributed a chapter to Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women (McGraw-Hill Publishers). Her research experience includes antimalarial drug development, using climate forecasting of disease epidemics, interventions for maternal and child health, and sports for health promotion. She is the founder of Race, Class, and Parenting (RCAP), a marketplace of ideas for women who are thought leaders and influencers to engage in dialogue on social dynamics and parenting in communities of affluence. She has an e-book series available on Amazon on this subject and is a contributing editor to a virtual parenting magazine.

Formerly a professional soccer player, she represented Ghana in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and earned a silver medal in the African Cup of Nations. In 2016, she gave a TEDx Talk entitled "African Women's Soccer and Empowerment: Memoirs of a Black Queen." In 2018, she and her husband co-founded The Nartey Sports Foundation (the charitable giving arm of GLOBL RED) to support sports-related interventions for underserved youth, and she serves as executive director.

Mimi has been invited to keynote and present on leadership, sustainability, and empowerment around the world, including at the American Public Health Association Conference (Louisiana, USA); the Unite For Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University (Connecticut, USA); the Ghana Ministry of Health (Accra, Ghana); California Association of REALTORS® WomanUp Conference (California, USA); Side x Side Annual Real Estate Conference (California, USA); Dance/USA (Washington, D.C., USA); the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (Kaifeng, China); and the Active Model School Forum (Suzhou, China). She has also had multiple media appearances on Spectrum News 1.

She is married to Kofi N. Nartey, MBA, and the couple was named a 2018 and 2019 “Los Angeles Power Couple" in Modern Luxury Angeleno Magazine and LA Confidential Magazine. In December 2019, she was also named to Modern Luxury Angeleno Magazine’s “Dynamic Women” list. They live with their two precocious children, Liya and Lincoln, in Playa Vista, California.

I had to find the right team to capture the story of my home and market it properly. Kofi and his team at Globl were able to do that. They have some of the best marketing I have seen in my 20 years of design work. I am on my fifth deal with Globl RED, and highly recommend them.

quote Jennifer F.

In a highly competitive and fast moving market, they were outstanding in reacting quickly at all times of the day and every day of the week. They found us a beautiful home that met our unique needs and we truly enjoyed working with them. We’ll certainly use them again.

quote Neve C.

Thanks to Kofi and his team! They were able to sell our house in 2 weeks, after it had been listed with other agents for 3 years…and we got full price! His marketing and expertise are second to none. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home. He is the best in the biz!

quote LaDainian T.

Kofi is the best in the business. His amazing results are a testament to his strong character, unyielding work ethic, and ability to keep raising the bar. He operates with class and integrity and truly cares about his clients.

quote Mike B.

We used Kofi to sell our home in Playa Vista and to buy our new home in the valley and he was amazing. He is a true professional and better person.

quote Candace P.
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