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Lwazi Wali

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Leader Lwazi Wali from 2019 Leaders Africa.

South Africa

Lwazi Wali is Head of Venture for Founders Factory Africa, a pan African venture studio on a mission to build and scale 140 tech startups across Africa over the next five years. Lwazi is also Johannesburg Chapter Lead for IIX Global and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Her Quarters, a digital social capital market aimed at democratizing access to knowledge, capital, and markets for pan- African women of color. She is also a pro-African futurist, impact investor, and avid financial inclusion and women and girls activist. #TheFutureIsAfricanandFemale.

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