| CEO, I Inspire Africa
Cynthia Mene is a serial social entrepreneur. Her ambitious start-up record includes “Ever Glow”, a successful liquid soap company that filled the niche for a non-toxic, plant-derived and biodegradable dish soap in Nigeria, Kadosh Production Company (KPC), a cassava processing plant that has the potential to revolutionize, the cassava industry in Nigeria by yielding about 30 per cent more food per unit for human consumption, while improving the livelihood of women farmers through processing and packaging of cassava finished products. Her third venture recently started in 2016, known as Inspire Africa, a Pan-African Institution established to deliver high impact entrepreneurship and leadership education to African youths. Cynthia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Science and Polymer Technology at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and has received certificate of participation for Business and Entrepreneurship course at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire USA. She has received awards and accolades from an impressive list of international organizations, including her recognition as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders, United State African Development Funds Award, Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award, LEAP Africa (Social Innovators Programme), Global Student Entrepreneurs Award, Innovation Prize for Africans Post prize Awards, Global Innovation through Science and Technology Awards, speaker at the Global Forum for Innovation in Africa, Global Entrepreneurship summit, Women In Africa Summit and a Global Good Fund Fellow. Cynthia is also a member of the John Maxwell Team and a certified speaker, trainer and coach of the John Maxwell Program.