Kady Kanouté Tounkara participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as co-captain of Mali Women's Basketball Team. She was a professional player for several years in Europe (Spain, France, Austria) and five-time French National champion before completing her Marketing and Management Degree from Fordham University (New York-USA), where she was for four years full scholarship recipient and captain. Kady also competed in NCAA Division One.
Kady has worked as Human resources and sales Manager in France since 2006. Nominated since 2013 to the ANOCA Athlete's Commission as president of Zone 2, she volunteers to represent, empower and educate athletes. She is an active trainer and promoter of the IOC ACP Outreach Programme in different countries and in particular, in Africa.