Thando Hopa is an advocate of diversity who has made her mark globally. Her diverse portfolio includes her legal background, international modeling career and her work as an activist, which resulted in her contribution to United Nations policy discussions around albinism as well as her participation in creating the Global Alliance for Albinism. Thando’s global influence has resulted in her being a panelist at the World Economic Forum Africa Summit, having a fellowship with the World Economic Forum as well as being one of the organization’s Cultural Leaders. Throughout her tenure in the media, Thando has promoted inclusion, diversity and representation and was listed as BBC’s Top 100 Inspirational and Influential Women across the globe. She is the first black South African to feature in the Pirelli calendar curated by Vogue photographer Tim Walker and featured alongside entertainment icons such as Whoopi Goldberg and Naomi Campbell. She was the cover star of Vogue Portugal magazine in 2019, making her the first woman with albinism to ever grace the cover of the internationally acclaimed publication.