LIZ NGONZI

Public Speaker and Social Entrepreneur in New York

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I am a social entrepreneur serving as the CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA, the North American representative of Afrika Tikkun-- an award-winning organization that for the last 24 years, has successfully delivered innovative social development services to disadvantaged communities in South Africa and is one of four organizations worldwide, for which in 1999, the-then President Nelson Mandela volunteered as Patron in Chief. I lead the organization’s mission to develop into a next-generation non-profit--building strategic partnerships and collaborations with individuals, corporations, nonprofits, academia and global organizations.

- I developed the partnership with Facebook's International 2016 Day of the Girl campaign that enabled Afrika Tikkun to organically grow its Facebook followership from 7,800 to over 175,000 worldwide, in less than one week.

- In October 2016, I led the partnership with Facebook's International Day of the Girl campaign that enabled Afrika Tikkun to organically grow its Facebook followership from 7,800 to over 175,000 worldwide, in less than one week.

- I represented Afrika Tikkun during the June 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in a high-level ideation session with leading global companies and thought leaders on creating a future NGO model for more efficient, effective and collaborative solutions for social good.

- In September 2015, I led Afrika Tikkun’s role as a marketing partner to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Trade Winds Africa Mission to South Africa, as a means to connect U.S. investors to Afrika Tikkun’s partnership benefits in South Africa.

A member of the U.S. Speaker Program at the U.S. Department of State and an adjunct faculty member at NYU Center for Global Affairs, I am also a global public speaker, who frequently addresses audiences about entrepreneurship, leadership, philanthropy, and technological innovations advancing international development.

I have been quoted and/or featured in: Black Enterprise Magazine, CCTV America, Crain’s New York Business, MarketWatch, NPR, The Chicago Tribune, The South African Broadcast Corporation, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

I have served as Communications Chair of the invitation-only President’s Council of Cornell Women; a member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of Syracuse University's iSchool; and on the United Nations International School Alumni Council.

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  • Work
    • Social Entrepreneur
  • Education
    • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
    • Syracuse University School of Information Studies
    • United Nations International School