Rukudzo Irene Nyoka - Zimbabwe
Rukudzo is a results-focused, goal-oriented leader who you can trust to lead the team of which excellence is to be expected. She is the co-founder and COO of Mtabe, an educational platform that uses AI and SMS technology to provide educational content to secondary school students without internet access. She has worked in different facets of education across three different African countries and has first-hand experience as she is a former Junior Minister of Higher Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development in the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe and has been a high school teacher. Rukudzo is passionate about women empowerment and believes Africa needs to invest in all skills and talents regardless of gender. She currently is a student at the African Leadership University studying Social Science.
Kyatha Mercy Nthenya - Kenya
Kyatha is passionate about embedded systems, energy management and entrepreneurship. Her projects are centred around developing affordable Internet of Things (IoT) solutions while leveraging Deep Learning aspect of Artificial Intelligence. All this is part of a bigger goal to curate the integration of Internet of Things & Machine Learning in the day-to-day activities of middle-class Africans. For a non-technical person, this essentially means helping you benefit from the latest technologies and trends such as home automation without you having to learn the finer atomic details of things. As Kyatha looks to grow further beyond her technical expertise, attending this conference will enable her hone and sharpen her in business skills as well which are necessary for her to effectively innovate and lead.
Nini Rose Moru - Lesotho
Nini Rose Moru is a young woman who is passionate about blockchain technology and a believer in its potential to enhance economic growth in Africa. In her quest to get more women and youth involved in innovation around blockchain, she avidly writes about blockchain, with the main focus on crafting content targeted at people who are looking for a starting point into blockchain as well as those who are well versed. Nini is part of “No Woman Left Behind”- a group that aims at educating women about blockchain technology and how it can help them financially. For Nini, an ideal society as far as technological advancement is concerned is one where technology is embraced and is used towards social good.
Daniella Chelsea Haynes - South Africa/Mozambique
Daniella is a Social Sciences student at the African Leadership University in Mauritius. She is an entrepreneur and has a passion for developing businesses and setting up systems to ensure efficiency in operations within growing businesses. It's because of passion in those areas that Daniella started her career at the African Leadership Network (ALN) where she was a Marketing and Communications representative. Working in such a leading organization in Africa build her up and got her more acquainted the business development and marketing in the real world. From ALN, Daniella joined MEST Africa, Accra Ghana where she worked on Partnerships. After covering Marketing and Partnership, Daniella is now honing her Operations competency as she interns with African Leadership University (ALU) working on Strategic Operations. Daniella is also passionate about arts and has channelled that into starting an event management company that organizes musical events in Mauritius to encourage the expression of talent. She hopes to later pursue a Masters Degree in International Business Development. Daniella plans to put all these experiences, growth and skills into use to push for development of fellow young women in Africa.
Call to action
What Rukudzo, Nini-Rose, Kyatha and Daniella are doing is remarkable and they want to help more young girls in Africa achieve similar dreams to different heights. Coming from different countries, with different skill sets, what's common among them and what brought then together ins the common passion to empower fellow women in Africa. To do that, they are now in the process of meeting with development partners and institutions from outside Africa so that they can foster relationships and partnerships to set up spaces and platforms in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho and South Africa where they will mentor and nurture young girls. What they need now is your support to raise $10,350 so as to attend Africa Business Conference at Harvard Business School, herNetwork Women Mean Business Spring Conference 2019 and the 28th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conferencewhere these development partners and institutions will be open for conversation.
No help is too small, and we thank you in advance.