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A Black woman with shoulder length twisted hair is facing the camera smiling with her teeth showing. She is wearing a light colored blouse with two necklaces. The photo is black and white with a background that features two circles, one light blue and the other yellow.

Susan Mbalu

Leaders Africa 2023


Global Communications Coordinator, CLEAR Global





Susan Mbalu is the global communications coordinator at CLEAR Global (formerly Translators without Borders), a non-profit organization that helps individuals obtain critical information and be heard in their own languages. CLEAR Global shares information about public health, women’s reproductive health and rights, climate change, and forced displacement across the continent through machine translation, automatic speech recognition, and conversational AI. Susan promotes CLEAR Global’s work by working with partners such as global technologists and information access activists to increase awareness of the digital language divide.