Presenter Team, ETSA19 Michaelhouse, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Board Member BIO

Nolu Mpekelana is an energetic and purpose driven professional whose experience spans across different industries. She has 12 Years’ experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry, fulfilling various IT functions and roles within various organisations. She has a huge passion for solving social issues through technology. In her line of work she has been privileged to contribute and expand her knowledge on disciplines such as the mental health space for children, EdTech (education and technology) communities  and social entrepreneurship spaces across the globe to help alleviate poverty in Africa.

In addition to serving on the board of EdTech Global Africa and playing a central role in the annual conference for teachers, EdTech Summit Africa, Nolu is also a board member at Waves for Change, an organization that focuses on mental health for kids through surf therapy. Nolu is also a director for Teampact, an attendance tracking platform used by 30 organizations to date, mostly in the Western Cape, as well as in East and West Africa and across South-Central America. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and serves as a mentor at the Miller Center of Social Entrepreneurship where she gets to guide and mentor social entrepreneurs across the globe. She also founded a company that introduces young children to technology called CodeNgwana. The main objective of CodeNgwana is to help the African child go digital.

As a young mom who is passionate about education, Nolu is also a children’s book author. She writes stories of technology for kids. Nolu is also an Inspiring 50 Winner for 2019 which is an award given to top 50 inspiring women in STEM in South Africa and also have been selected as one of the faces of change for 2020, an initiative by Ackerman’s group to recognize women doing great things in South Africa. She is a firm believer in servant leadership and strongly believes that we are called to be off service to others. Her personal mission is to make the world a better place through technology.