Manuela Pacutho Mulondo is a prominent advocate for women’s empowerment and gender equality in Africa. She founded “The Cradle,” a 24-hour childcare center partnering with organizations and governments across Africa to create workplace spaces for lactation and childcare, aiming to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality at work. In addition to her work, she has authored a book on child brain stimulation’s role in economic development and launched the “Bump Love” TV and web series to share diverse motherhood experiences.
Diana Bagarukayo is an Economist and Education Expert. She has worked with international organisations such as: the World Bank and the UNDP. She is a founding member of Phenomenal Women Global. Diana coordinates the Nzani Creative Hub – a space to promote small businesses with vocational training. She authored “Dream it Possible” a guide inspired by her journey and Proverbs 31 Woman’s Wisdom
Yolanda Huerta is a Legal Counsel and Director of Training and Assistance at the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). She holds degrees in law from the University of Barcelona and an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Montreal. With experience as an intellectual property lawyer and prior work at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), she has been with UPOV since 2001 and was appointed as the seventh Vice Secretary-General, set to assume the role on October 23, 2023.
Anne-Sophie Tshilembe is an experienced lawyer who has been with FedEx for nearly 7 years, currently serving as the Lead Legal Counsel responsible for aviation legal matters in FedEx’s European Air Network. After a 4-year secondment in Geneva, she is now based in Brussels. Prior to joining FedEx, she spent 8 years working at a prestigious business law firm in Brussels (Stibbe), where she also taught at various Belgian universities and had international secondments in New York and London.
For Jacklean Kalibala, activism has always been a part of her life and is what led her to politics. Since her teenage years Kalibala has been involved in associations and communities, promoting equality and social justice or advocating for my peers. Kalibala has often endorsed leadership roles in her different activities and in 2019 she decided to explore the world of politics and joined the socialist party. Her political journey has now led me to be elected as a member of the parliament of Geneva in April 2023.
Ms. Kamateeka Jovah Karamagi was a Civil servant in the Administrative Cadre and worked with several Government Ministries and Departments in Uganda. She was Undersecretary and Accounting Officer Uganda Law Reform Commission 2002-2009.
She joined politics and served as Member of Parliament Republic of Uganda, 2011-2021. During this time, she chaired the Human Rights Committee of Parliament and championed the passing of the Human Rights Enforcement Law 2017. She is passionate about human rights especially women and children’s rights.
Yvonne Apiyo-Brandle MP of Zurich Parliament. Has advanced business development knowledge with an accent on developing countries. Receipent of the OHCHR Fellowship for People of African Descent.
Monique Landman: Discover the Power of Vulnerability and Authentic Connection. Through dynamic keynotes and personalized sessions, Landman cultivates trust and empathy in organizations. Embrace your imperfections, ignite your passion, and lead with your heart. Join the journey to wholehearted company culture and thriving teams. Based in South Africa and The Netherlands, Monique’s global impact is felt by industry leaders worldwide
Priscilla Sichone Mpundu is a seasoned financial management and corporate governance professional with over 30 years of experience. She is dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs through various services and actively serves as a board member in organizations like ActionAid International and Pestalozzi Children’s Village – Zambia. Her work with nonprofits and women entrepreneurs has fueled her passion for addressing social and economic injustices, using her influence to champion initiatives that transform livelihoods and promote equality.
Huyla Kurt is am a dedicated career coach offering personalized guidance through career coaching, workshops, mentoring, public speaking, and authorship. Her “Drive&Thrive your Career” framework helps clients set goals, develop strategies, and overcome challenges. Kurt focuses on empowering individuals with skills and motivation to succeed in a competitive world, following the motto, “From Union comes Strengths, let’s walk together.”
With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry, Ambriel Pouncy specializes in the convergence of style, culture, entertainment, and technology. She excels at forging collaborations and creating value within diverse communities and cultures through Web3. Pouncy’s expertise also lies in empowering Web3 creators and communities to manage their digital identities and data while advocating for decentralized systems and blockchain technology to foster innovation and equity in fashion and other domains.
Debbie Akinkunle, a renowned author and Kingdom Life Coach certified by the Maxwell Leadership Team, utilizes her extensive background in personal and professional development, including senior roles in a top UK bank and qualifications in Business Studies and Law, to empower individuals and leaders. Her mission focuses on transforming lives, especially advocating for the advancement of black women in senior leadership and entrepreneurship. Through her co-authored devotionals and upcoming book “Here to Win,” Debbie is committed to sharing her knowledge and helping individuals emerge victorious on their journey towards success.
Hartness Samushonga is a versatile entrepreneur with interests in consultancy, healthcare and IT. He is scholarly author in practical theology, burnout and management and is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Christian ministry leader, serve on boards and is an Independent Panel Member for the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Leticia Iguma has over a decade of HR experience in both NGO and private sectors, holding degrees in Community Psychology and HR Management. Her career includes leadership roles at Global Health Uganda and SGS Uganda Limited, and she currently serves as an HR Business Partner at StrongMinds Uganda, focusing on women’s mental health. Additionally, Iguma contribute to HRMAU’s Governing Council, advise HR Fun house, and provide guidance on HR practices for the boards of Vijana Corps and KaCyber Technologies.
Tracy Achieng-Ouko, is a Health Coach and Pharmacist. She collaborates with clients to identify their health and lifestyle challenges, helping them devise effective strategies to achieve their goals, particularly addressing fatigue, stress, and sleep issues caused by Long Covid. Her mission is to empower individuals to regain energy, find calmness, and restore their well-being.
Tessa Ang is a holistic nutritionist and wellness therapist specialising in plant-based nutrition and menopause, with a focus on empowering women through health, wellness, and personal growth. Her mission is to enhance women’s confidence, vitality, and inner radiance while promoting self-kindness. Over the past four years, Ang has assisted busy women through various means, including individual sessions, group programs like “Second Spring” for menopausal women, and personalized nutritional advice tailored to their needs and priorities.
Dr. Adebisi Adebayo is an international Health and Development expert with experience in different I.Os. She has a sustained interest in the welfare of women, with experience addressing violence against women and children. She serves on various NGO Boards and is the founder of ‘Bridging Development Gaps’, an INGO working to bridge inequities across Africa. In 2016, Adebisi was listed in The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders.
Mercy Odhiambo: From International Administration to Aviation Tech. Join Odhiambo in her passion for mentoring youth. Learn from my life lessons and help shatter the myth of female rivalry. “Together, we can build a stronger, supportive village.”
Brian Mulondo is a multi-talented media icon with an impressive 15-year career encompassing TV hosting, radio presenting, prime-time news anchoring, voice artistry, social media influencing, video production, emceeing, and entrepreneurship. His journey began in 2003 with the lifestyle show “Better Living” on NTV, and he later gained fame as the host of “Trickstars,” shedding light on scams. This household name even became Uganda’s Brand Ambassador for the 2010 World Cup.
Kenneth Bagarukayo is a Commissioner in Uganda’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and holds board positions at NITA-U and WOUGNET. With a diverse educational background and extensive experience in managing large ICT projects, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science with research interests spanning Electronic Governance, ICT for Development, Inclusive ICT, Vocational Training, and more.
Candace Nkoth Bisseck is a Swiss-based entrepreneur known for her expertise in personal development, innovation, and diversity and inclusion practices. Her career spans coaching, consulting, leadership roles, and mentoring impact-driven professionals and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, earning recognition from prestigious organizations and media outlets.
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