Mireille NgossoLeaders Europe 2023
Member, Vienna State Parliament
Mireille Ngosso is a member of Austria’s Vienna State Parliament. Her parliamentary work focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a specific emphasis on gender medicine and diversity in medicine. Mireille is an anti-racism advocate who initiated the first-ever petition for a referendum against racial discrimination in Austria. She was an organizer of the Austrian Black Lives Matters protest that mobilized over 50,000 people in 2020, and thanks to her efforts, the City of Vienna will host an inaugural anti-racism conference in 2023. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mireille’s family came to Austria as refugees when she was four years old. As a politician and the city of Vienna’s first Black female council member, Mireille believes it is her duty to support civil initiatives by advocating for the rights of underprivileged groups and educating the public about racial injustice. She is also a practicing medical doctor.