Born in Harare, Zimbabwe I moved to Brisbane, Australia with family when I was 10 years old. Living abroad awakened my passion for African youth development; so many stereotypes, so many misconceptions.
Entrepreneurially inclined, I sold lollies, cold drinks, miniature skateboards and trading game cards to students at my high school. By the second year of my business degree, I had also co-founded a gardening business and two technology ventures (one Telstra backed).
At 19, my mindset changed...
I joined the world’s largest student run organisation, AIESEC, where I learnt about social entrepreneurship. This knowledge enabled me to combine my passion for African youth and business, and create CYALA - The Council for Young Africans Living Abroad; an African youth development organisation. Through AIESEC, I additionally discovered my ability to inspire people through storytelling. As such, I created Shanda, a personal and professional development company that enables me to empower individuals and organisations who aspire to succeed.
Now 23 years old, I continue to create change and tell stories. Intellectually curious, I also reflect and make sense of my practical endeavours through my research at the intersect of national culture and social entrepreneurship at the University of Queensland.
What gets me out of bed
Advance humanity through business.
Empower African youth to drive social and economic change within Africa, and their their communities abroad.
Health is wealth
You grow through what you go through
Be phenomenal, or be forgotten
Learn more to earn more
Thoughts become things
How I can add value to your organisation
- As a keynote speaker, MC or workshop facilitator
- As a board member or brand ambassador