Dr. Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru

Anita Kemi DaSilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a medical background that extends to Public Health. She is also Public Health physician and an academician who is currently undergoing a PhD in Gender based Violence. As a qualified physician with over 15 years’ experience in private practice, she dedicates her time addressing the […]

Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa

Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa is a social entrepreneur and smartech executive. She is the executive director of Delta Philanthropies and the co-founder & CEO of Simba Education, an edtech startup whose mission is to increase access to quality early childhood education, leveraging the use of technology. More recently, she is the co-founder and director of the […]

Dr Judy Dlamini

Dr Judy Dlamini started out as a medical doctor before changing into business. She is entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Her passion is creating and adding value to society and humanity. Judy has worked in different sectors of the economy using her diverse skills sets and degrees in different subject areas. After practising as a medical […]

Donne Nicol

Donné Nicol is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, which works to improve education, promote skills development and develop small and medium Black business through its partner entities, Adopt-a-School Foundation, Kagiso Shanduka Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and Black Umbrellas. Donné has been leading the Foundation since its establishment as Shanduka Foundation in […]

Graça Machel

Graça Machel is an African stateswoman whose decades long professional and public life is rooted in Mozambique’s struggle for self-rule and international advocacy for women and children’s rights. She is a former freedom fighter in Mozambique’s FRELIMO movement and that country’s first Minister of Education. In the years following her tenure in government, Machel produced […]


Dr. (Mrs) Obiageli Ezekwesili is a Public Policy Analyst / Senior Economic Advisor, AEDPI and Co-Founder of #BringBackOurGirls Movement, Nigeria as well as the #RedCardMovement. A Chartered Accountant/Consultant. She holds an MA in International Law and Diplomacy, an MA in Public Policy and Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She is a […]

Patricia Nzolantima

Patricia Nzolantima is very involved in women empowerment. She’s the Founder & CEO of the International Working Ladies Group, a femcentric companies and foundation. She is also the Co-founder and Managing Director of EXP-Comunicart, one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first marketing agencies. She founded the first Women’s Economic Empowerment Center in Kinshasa, an incubator and accelerator […]

Lord Dr Hastings

Michael began his career as a teacher moving into government service in 1986 supporting policy initiatives to bring employment and development to Britain’s inner cities. In 1990 he started working for TVAM on education programming and then GMTV as its Chief Political Correspondent. In 1994 Michael moved to the BBC as a presenter on the […]

Ellen Agler

Ellen serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the END Fund, working to see an end of the suffering caused by the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – including river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and blinding trachoma – affecting over 1.5 billion people. The END Fund is a collaborative platform for global […]

Dr Herbert Wigwe

Dr Herbert Wigwe is a seasoned Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. He is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions in Nigeria, ranked among the top 500 global banks according to a 2015 report by The Banker Magazine, currently serves over 6.5million individual and […]