Driven Women

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A Look at Ghana’s Lucy Quist’s Recent Career Moves-By Drive Africa Writer During the course of the year, Ghana’s Lucy Quist, a leading business and technology executive landed a new role as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Technology & Operations at US investment and financial services giant Morgan Stanley. A chartered engineer by training,…

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IBM’s New Africa Tech Leader

Another Career First for IBM Africa’s Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh-By Drive Africa Writer IBM Africa has a new regional head in Ghana’s Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh.  She was the first country manager for Ghana for the global technology giant. Her recent appointment as Regional Head for North, East, and West Africa is another career first for her as she…

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How Pearlena Igbokwe broke Entertainment Industry Glass Ceilings-By Drive Africa Writer Pearlena Igbokwe has landed a new milestone after recently being tapped to lead NBC’s global TV studio. Igbokwe, whose parents immigrated to the U.S, replaced industry veteran Bonnie Hammer to become executive chairman of NBC Universal Group. In 2016 she was appointed as head…

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Zambia’s Medical Doctor and Social Innovator

A Young Woman’s Dream to Impact One Million Young Women Natasha is a passionate young innovator, influencer and disruptor. She believes that women are a resource which is severely undervalued and whose potential remains unexploited. The trained medical doctor and social innovator is thus committed to changing the narrative of women.  Her vision is to…

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The Pioneering Strategist

Breaking Ceilings for Women Victoria Chanda Mumba is a pioneering strategist and executive in the financial services space in Zambia. She is the first female Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services (ZIBFS). Her appointment marked the first time in the institute’s 26 year history that a woman was…

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Changing the Property Investment Game

How One Visionary is Driving Innovation in Property Investing  A new generation of innovators is emerging and reshaping business in Zambia. One of the country’s most forward thinking business visionaries is Natasha Chiumya. A lawyer by profession, Natasha is the Managing Partner of FNC legal, a niche legal practice based in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city….

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An African Woman on A Mission

One Woman’s Quest to Develop Africa’s Next Generation of Leaders African women are shattering the proverbial glass ceiling. Whether in business, science, technology, media, or the arts African women are blazing the trail and taking their place in moving Africa forward. One such leading African woman is Zambia’s Charity Lumpa. Charity is one of Zambia’s…

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A Human Development Activist

Driven To Touch Lives Bernadette is the Executive Director of Zambia’s Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC). The centre works to complement and supplement the government’s work in public policy issues. When one first meets Bernadette, one sees the passion which she brings to the task of building people’s lives and making a difference. Ask…

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Zain Verge: Recasting the African Story

After over 14 years as an internationally acclaimed news anchor with CNN, Kenyan born TV personality is branching out on her own to run her own media company.  Her company, the Zain Verjee Group has offices in New York and Nairobi. The company also plans to roll-out offices in South Africa and Nigeria Zain’s company will provide Africa…

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Ebele Okobi: Passion for Tech & Law

Nigerian Ebele is a trailblazer.  Ebele is the Africa Public Policy head for Facebook.  She has been serving in this role since 2014 in London, United Kingdom.  The pioneering Ebele founded the human rights wing Yahoo where she served as the Global Head and Senior Legal Director for Human Rights prior to moving to Facebook….

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