Gloria Mangi


Named by Google in 2013/2014 as one of the top 20 innovators in Africa and by African Viewpoint Journal in 2015 as one of the top 20 under 35 young African changemakers, Gloria is an award-winning creative technologist who is breaking grounds in her home country Tanzania. As founder and President of the award-winning project the African Queens Project, which won the global award by World Summit Awards, and with over six years of experience in the field of media and journalism, Gloria is at the forefront of innovation, activism, and technology. Gloria headed the media and communications department for the last 4.5 years for one of the leading youth-led Tanzanian organizations, Maanisha! Limited, where she was in charge of creatively managing, presenting and coordinating all media initiatives as well as supervising the different shows and programs for the company. Gloria is also a 2015 Community Solutions Fellow, 2012 Milead fellow, Smart Partnership fellow, and the World Summit Awards Youth Ambassador. Gloria has taken and continues to take on many roles as a TV anchor, radio personality, producer, director, writer, blogger, and actor and has taken part in numerous projects both locally and internationally. She speaks and moderates various panels and platforms on issues surrounding technology, leadership, activism, women, and Pan-Africanism. Growing up in places like Saudi Arabia, Northern Ireland, California, and Tanzania has given Gloria a strong background and a wide perspective on issues both on a global front and a national front.