Lucy Mbabazi: Getting A Seat at the Table
As the Country Manager of Visa Rwanda, Lucy Mbabazi oversees operations in Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi. Prior to this role, she led the implementation of Visa—Government of Rwanda Public Private Partnership initiatives, established to lay the foundation for the digitization of Rwanda’s economy and financial inclusion. Mbabazi has also served as Policy and Strategy Advisor to the Head of Information Technology at the Rwanda Development Board, the coordinating body of all Government of Rwanda ICT initiatives. There she led the development of Rwanda’s National ICT Plan, guiding Rwanda’s transformation into the vision of an ICT driven society.
Mbabazi is also President of Girls in ICT Rwanda, a group of professional women working to inspire more Rwandan young women to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Management from La Roche College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In this episode of the podcast, Mbabazi discusses the importance of mentoring so that young women realize their potential and the significance of inclusion in both corporate leadership and access to financial services.
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