Isoken Ogiemwonyi, founder of ZAZAII will join the 2016 class of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, a network of highly educated young African entrepreneurs spearheading high impact social and business ventures across the length and breadth of Africa.
Described as ‘Nigeria’s secret weapon’ by The Economist, Harambeans are young African entrepreneurial leaders who are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa.
The program boasts of robust scholarships to Yale, Stanford and Oxford, as well as ample access to angel and venture capital, providing opportunities for Alliance Associates’ to contribute to the continent. This exposes emerging global leaders to new ideas.
Ogiemwonyi, 29, joins other notable Nigerian innovators like IyinoluwaAboyeji, founder of Andela;OluseunOnigbinde of BudgiT; and KelechiAnyadiegwu of ZUVAA.com, nominated to the prestigious Alliance since the programme’s inception in 2002. She and 27 other young African luminaries took part in an immersive and transformational journey, with specially-designed seminars and courses in leadership, management, entrepreneurship and global affairs.
“The experience was simultaneously rewarding and draining but ultimately I’m grateful for the opportunity, I came away from itwithsome lifelong friends and an expanded global and pan-African network,”Ogiemwonyi said while sharing her experience.
Participants including Obinna Okwodu of the newly launched Fibre.ng;UgwemEneyo of Solstice Energy, Nigeria; Elizabeth Nyeko of Mandulis Energy, Uganda; and Marion Atieno Moon of Wanda Organics of Kenya pitchedtheir ventures and engaged in discussions with a range of distinguished guest speakers spanning the Harvard and Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut.
Read more about her experience here: http://www.amillionpinks.com/tbt-harambe/