Wilson Center Conference Report: African Women and Youth as Agents of Change Through Technology and Innovation

Ms. Liz Ngonzi, Adjunct Professor at the NYU Heyman Center and international entrepreneur, focused her discussion on “paying it forward.” As someone who was born in Uganda and has had mentors guide her in her own life, Ngonzi places high importance on helping future generations of African leaders achieve their own goals, particularly girls. She explained the philosophy of “Ubuntu” – meaning I am because of who we all are – is a necessity when providing support to someone through mentorship, sponsorship, coaching or board membership.