Njideka U. Harry

Founder and Member of the Executive Board, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)

Njideka U. Harry is the Founder of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an international education technology citizen sector organization. YTF is empowering the next generation of leaders to enter the workforce with the skills they need to access employment or create their own entrepreneurial opportunities in the fourth industrial revolution. YTFs work spans 5 countries impacting 1.7 million youth and women.

Njideka co-created several other technology mission driven programs centered on using technology from “aid to Africa,” to “Made in Africa,” and increasing the pipeline of girls and women as innovators of technology solutions. Njideka serves on the Education 4.0 Alliance and the AI for Social Innovation Committees at WEF.

Njideka is also a Leadership Group Member and Head of the Strategic Entrepreneurships and Relationships group at Ashoka. In this capacity, she convenes the most successful business entrepreneurs with powerful social entrepreneurs. She oversees "Entrepreneur-to-Entrepreneur," an exclusive network of high-impact entrepreneurs who partner with social entrepreneurs to change the way people harness their social, political, financial and intellectual capital to create lasting systemic change in paradigm shifting areas such as technology, education, climate change and longevity.

Njideka is an advisory board member of the Alliance for Affordable Internet, an expert contributor for the prosperity index at the Legatum Institute and is on the Global Advisory Council of TWIN Tech. She serves on the Kellogg Advisory Council at Northwestern University. Before beginning a career in social impact and philanthropy, Njideka had an extensive private sector career in various finance, product development and strategy roles at General Electric and Microsoft working in North America, Africa and Europe.

Njideka earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She completed post-graduate studies as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford University, where she was a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow.

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