Jessica Manhiça is a 25-year-old Mozambican who is passionate about disrupting systems. She has a background in Marketing and PR, professional skills development, business development, and job creation.
She is currently the Managing Partner of a community-based social business accelerator, IDEÁRIO Hub, where she co-founded the first women-only tech marketplace, TEKLA, as a gender-inclusive employment tool.
Throughout her career, she has trained and mentored over 500 young women in entry-level ICT and professional skills. She is motivated by the potential to create equal and inclusive employment opportunities.
Jessica was also awarded as one of Africa’s brightest minds by the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship 2019 – an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of State