Noëlla began modeling when she won an Agent Provocateur competition and subsequently became the “face” of the famous lingerie brand. Over the course of her career, Noëlla has worked in New York and London and gained an international following. She has appeared in many fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire.

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  • 100 Influential and Inspirational Women (2017), BBC

  • Incredible Women (2017), PORTER magazine

  • 100 Most Influential Africans (2017), New African magazine

  • The Incredibles: 50 Women Shaping African (2016), ELLE magazine

  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing...: Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice (2016), Richard Reed

  • 100 Innovators Shaping the Continent (2015), TRUE Africa

  • International Advocate of Youth (2014), African Society of Cambridge University

  • The Most Influential Africans (2014), New African magazine

  • International Humanitarian of the Year (2013), the Women4africa Awards

  • Women Helping Women Award (2010), Voss Foundation


  • World Economic Forum in Davos (2018)

  • World Literacy Summit in Oxford (2018)

  • World Malaria Day Global Fund Panel (2018)

  • Chopard x BOF Panel, alongside Julianne Moore and Colin Firth (2018)

  • World Innovation Summit for Education in Accra (2018)

  • European Development Days in Brussels (2018)

  • German AIDS Gala, alongside Princess Mabel van Oranje (2017)

  • Global Citizen Forum (2017)

  • World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) (2017)

  • The Global Fund’s HIV Epidemic Response campaign launch, alongside the First Lady of Namibia and the Princess of Swaziland (2017)

  • SAP Global CEO Summit (2017)

  • AMADE Plenary Conference, alongside Princess Caroline of Hanover (2017)

  • UK Parliament, International Development Committee (2016)

  • Oxford University lecture to the International Relations Society (2016)

  • Clinton Global Initiative’s Opening & Closing Plenaries (2015), alongside President Clinton

  • TEDx talk in Paris (2014), organized by Societe Generale

  • UN panel on Investing in Women and Entrepreneurship (2011)

  • UNICEF panel on Girl Power and Potential (2009)

  • Global Creative Leadership Summit (2009)

  • Kinshasa Parliament (2008)

Noëlla presenting “World Without Aids” award to Princess Mabel

Noëlla presenting “World Without Aids” award to Princess Mabel


  • Black Opal’s Global Brand Ambassador

  • Max Factor Voice

  • Friend of TAG Heuer

  • Africa Fashion Week London 2015

  • Africa Fashion Week London 2014


  • CNN: African Voices (2017)

  • Canal Plus (2016)

  • International Business Times UK (2016)

  • One World with Deepak Chopra (2015)

  • BloombergTV: Africa Trending (2015)

  • BBC: Focus on Africa (2013)

  • Fox 5: My Fox NY (2013)

  • CNN: Edit Room (2011)

  • CNN: African Voices (2010)

  • CNN: Connect The World with

  • Becky Anderson (2010)


  • Co-host of the 2012 Miss Vodacom competition television show, where she also mentored the contestants.


  • Cinema for Peace LA 2013: Ben Affleck was honored for the work of his foundation, the Eastern Congo Initiative.

  • Cinema for Peace NY 2012: Sting and Trudie Styler were honored for their continued work on behalf of the Amazon rainforest.