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Njideka Harry

President & CEO


Njideka Harry is the President and CEO of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) an innovative non-profit organization focused on using the power of technology to transform the lives of youth and women in developing countries and low-income communities. YTF’s strength lies in its ability to access market demands and provide linkages that accelerate economic opportunities while administering customized technology education and entrepreneurship training programs for youth and women.

Njideka has a global reputation as a thought leader and is a highly sought out speaker and subject matter expert in forums related to education technology, entrepreneurship and gender equity. She has presented to various international audiences including the United Nations General Assembly, the World Economic Forum, the Atlantic Council and the Clinton Global Initiative. She serves on various think tanks for the Fourth Industrial Revolution providing input on these technologies and their relevance in industry. Her work has been recognized by Ashoka and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to embarking on her entrepreneurial journey, Njideka spent the majority of her corporate career working in various information technology, finance and product management roles at General Electric and Microsoft.

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