Recognitions & Awards

Life & Writing

The Young Professional

I am delighted to be joining the fabulous panel hosted by The Young Professional (UK) network, discussing alongside other trailblazers how we juggle multiple elements to our careers, the search for fulfilment, flexibility versus security, our approach to risk taking and much more.

Friends of Malawi

I joined the Chandler Foundation and the Segal Family Foundation at their second annual Friends of Malawi Reception, to honor the delegation of the Government of Malawi, as well as change makers and funders working in Malawi.

You Give Me Permission to Be

As I was preparing for my talk with the Visible Women Agency which was held in New York on “Redefining Mentorship”, I kept asking myself what the people who often tell me that they look up to me would wish to hear from me. I kept thinking about my mother, who has been on my mind more so lately, than before.

Leading Others – Leading Yourself

Such an incredible privilege to have interacted with the Knight Hennessy Scholars team at the “Leading Yourself, Leading Others” event which was held in New York City. We got a special opportunity to hear from John Hennessy, co-founder and Shriram Family Director, and Tina Seelig, Executive Director, of Knight-Hennessy Scholars.

525,600 Minutes

1 year since Mangochi came to a stand-still, in awe of you. 1 year since we escorted you to rest – and oh Mangochi did come through and show up for you.

This is 28

I was not sure if I would write to you about 28. 28 is new. 28 is complicated. 28 marks exactly one year without my Lonnie, and feelings are naturally allover the place.

Africa Fashion – Brooklyn Museum

When I moved to the big apple, I did not think or even anticipate that fashion and style would be at the centre of my New York experience. Relocating in a way gives you permission to start over. It is literally that – a new slate. You are in a place where nobody knows you, and you can decide for yourself who you are going to be.

A night at Mr. Purple

If you are visiting or are resident in New York, and are into rooftop bars as much as I am, you would not want to miss out on the Mr. Purple experience.

Creative (Networking) in New York City

11 months after moving to New York City – I find myself in the middle of a really gorgeous gallery, sitting on a couch around wonderful humans from all around the world… creatives and dreamchasers much like myself. How does one do it – create a new community, you ask? I, like you, had no idea too.

Selfcare – Ameon Skin

For the past 3 years, due the pressures of building my businesses and academia, I have self-neglected a lot. I have not taken good care of myself – of my skin, my health, and my fitness. For 2023, I am putting myself first.