Kwena is the SAP Next-Gen Director for the Africa region. In her role, she partners influential organisations within the private and public sectors, civic society, academia, youth, startups, accelerators and incubators, to collaborate, develop youth tech skills and seed-in disruptive innovations linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
She is the Regional Lead for the Global Gender Agenda, a collaboration with UN Women which aims to leverage innovation and technology as an enabler to inspire and empower women and girls through public-private partnerships.
She is also a Non-Executive Director at Moment Business Consultants an organisation that provides business consulting services to startups and SMEs in South Africa.
Kwena has more than ten years overall industry experience. As a former management consultant, she has worked with business leaders across various industries to solve critical business challenges.
She is considered amongst the top 1% of Africa’s youth leaders, having been selected as a Mandela-Washington Fellow- the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, as well as an Afrika Kommt Fellow, a German-led program to develop future leaders of Africa.
Kwena is an international conference speaker having been invited as a keynote speaker and panellist at various international events. She is a spokesperson and thought leader on the topic of empowering youth, women and girls.
Kwena is a change multiplier who is passionate about empowering Africa’s youth and women through skills development, innovation and technology as a key driver in unlocking economic growth on the Continent.