Who you’ll meet at SheHive London – Melba Mwanje

Believe it or not, SheHive London starts tomorrow! Melba Mwanje, Executive Finance Director for the Luanda International School in Angola and co-founder of SE1 United youth charity spoke to the SLA team about what she’s looking forward to at SheHive. 

Thanks for speaking with us. Can you please introduce yourself, tell us who you are and what you do?

Hello, my name is Melba Mwanje. I am employed as the Executive Finance Director for Luanda International School in Angola. We are a leading school with over 700 students, a fantastic IB curriculum, and several multi-million dollar assets and investments.

Before and after my work with the school, I volunteer as a life coach, careers advisor, and babysitter. I also provide creative consultancy services to companies around the world.

In the United Kingdom, I am a Co-Founder and a Trustee of SE1 United youth charity.

Is this where you thought you would end up?

I haven’t finished yet…

What’s your big idea that you’re looking to achieve in the next 5 years?

Currently I have five big projects in development. Themes include poetry, human rights, storytelling, and coding.

The idea that I am most excited about is the creation of an international online community of people with questions, answers, and ideas about random topics. Sounds vague for now! Watch this space.


What made you want to attend SheHive London?

To meet, talk, and laugh with interesting people who are interested in Africa.

What skill are you most proud of that you believe can add value to another attendee at the event?

Musical thinking.

I like to invent unusual and fun solutions to challenges, and I have found that I am very good at it! My creativity tends to have a bias for song and dance, hence “musical thinking”. It is an unconventional approach to life that has brought me success and I hope it can inspire another attendee too. In any case, I am greatly looking forward to learning from and sharing with new friends at SheHive London. I am honoured to be a part of such a valuable network.

Meet Melba at SheHive London! Buy your last minute pass here!

About Lamin Balogun

Lamin is an Intern at SLA and is studying for a MSc in Management at Imperial College London. She loves music, Harry Potter and is a member of Beyonce's BeyHive

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