Audrey Simbiso Chidawanyika

Audrey Simbiso Chidawanyika (The African Wildfire) is a multidimensional pan- African leader, a globally celebrated mentor and an award winning disruptive innovator. She is an innovation, strategy and transformation catalyst, a human capital development and business process re- engineering expert. A community and program management specialist with extensive experience working with NGOs, corporates and start-ups in Africa. Passionate about accelerating human growth, Audrey has over ten years of experience working in the African Innovation, Development, Humanitarian and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. She has proven ability working with organizations exploring the role of entrepreneurship, technology, innovation and local knowledge in creating paths to sustainable development. She is a Management Consultant and Strategist in Agile Scrum, Lean Six Sigma, Enterprise and Human Centred Design Thinking.

Audrey has held several executive and management roles in leading organizations across Africa. She is the Founder and CEO of Simbiso Jumpstart initiative and Zipporah Incorporated. She is also the COO of Be Bold Africa and the Country Lead for Project Girls for Girls Zimbabwe. Audrey is a recipient of the 2022 Africa 40 under 40 Awards under Professional Services. She is an honoree of the 2020 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Zimbabwe. She is also listed on the 2016 Gumiguru 40 under 30 Emerging Leaders and GoGetter Founding 100. In 2020, Audrey was recognised as the Enactus Zimbabwe Alumni of the Year. She is a 2019 Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellow. Audrey is also a Make-IT Africa Women in Leadership Fellow with Stellenbosch Business School and an MBA Candidate with the Quantic School of Business and Technology. 

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