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Investing in Africa’s Women Tech Founders and Portfolio Managers

June 15, 2021
11:30 am Eastern

Virtual Roundtable


On June 15, 2021, Prosper Africa hosted Investing in Africa’s Women Tech Founders and Portfolio Managers. This virtual roundtable connected U.S. investors with active deal opportunities featured in the U.S. Government’s Prosper Africa Virtual Deal Room and also showcased U.S. Government tools that investors can use to identify deal opportunities and businesses can use to secure investment.


11:30 AM Welcoming Remarks

  • Anne Womer, Acting Chief Operating Officer for Prosper Africa

11:35 AMOpening Keynote: USG Support for Female Entrepreneurs

  • Jessica Davis Ba, Senior Coordinator for National Security Affairs and Special Advisor for Africa, Office of the Vice President

11:45 AMSupporting Women Entrepreneurs: A Roundtable with Women Tech Founders

  • Toyin Bajomo, Country Manager, Bliss Group
  • Sabrina Dorman, Chief Financial Officer, Zumi
  • Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Founder and CEO, LifeBank
  • Sona Shah, Co-Founder, Neopenda
  • Moderator: Marlynie Moodley, Head of Communications, CrossBoundary Group

12:25 PMKeynote: Global Trends in Gender Lens Investing

  • Soraya Darabi, General Partner and Founder, TMV 

12:30 PMInvesting with a Gender Lens: A Roundtable with Women Fund Managers

  • Moe Odele, Tech and Startup Lawyer, Vazi Legal
  • Lelemba Phiri, Principal, Enygma Ventures and Africa Trust Group
  • Moderator: Toyin Awesu-Uhuegbu, Communications Advisor, Prosper Africa