Lesego Otlhabanye

Global Shaper, Gaborone Hub, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency

Lesego is currently working for the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency as a Product Development Specialist. She previously was a Microfinance Officer with a BA in International Business Management. Professionally CEDA assists citizen businesses with funding for starts ups and expansions. She is the Founder of Rising Tswana, a non profit faith based platform focused on giving African writers and other writers a platform to share their authentic stories and inspiration. Areas of interest and involvement are in women empowerment, financial, digital literacy and youth development having assisted and worked with various non profits locally like Purple Crown, Gifted Hands Botswana, Finance First Botswana. She contributes as a writer for various online blogs like World Economic Forum, She Leads Africa, Pristine Magazine and her work has been published on The Khalahari Review, The G-Blog, Rutiziro Magazine, Imagine Africa and others. She co authored a book titled Young Conversations which offered social commentary on African issues that are opportunities for young people. She is an Atlas Corps fellow, and served in Youth INC a nonprofit that supports 80 education nonprofits in New York.

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