Lisa is placed among the Top Ten African Youth in Philanthropy for the pan-African Youth in Philanthropy Awards (2015) officiated by the prestigious African Grant makers Network. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow for US President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative(YALI). Lisa is named among Zimbabwe’s Top 40 under 30 Emerging Leaders 2015 and was a Zimbabwe Youth Achievers finalist 2015 and is Zimbabwe Global Youth Ambassador for Education for UN Secretariat initiative #AWorldAtSchool. She is a member of the Zimbabwe National Youth Council’s -Youth in Development and Social Work committee.
Lisa has 9 years’ experience in development work focusing on rebranding the image of African women globally, child education, responsible citizenship, youth volunteerism, rehabilitation of the homeless. She works closely with many local causes in her personal capacity to help them gain stability, exposure and sustainable growth. At age 18 (2009) She started a soup kitchen and rehab program in the capital city in partnership with the Harare City Council and Mayors Cheer Fund which has since seen 2 young homeless men become university graduates and many others rehabilitated.
In 2012 and 2013 Lisa jointly founded initiatives:
FACEZ Education-Fund (Fund-A-Child's-Education-Zimbabwe) now supporting over 360 beneficiaries with tuition fees, mentorship, livelihoods skills and other related needs and has since started a lucrative social enterprise with women in the beneficiary families for sustainability;
and African Women Association and Awards represented in 16 countries to date and existing to network Africans for greater continental interaction and self-knowledge as well as to meet the glaring need for a fresh brand of female African role models and their promotion on a global scale. This for the purpose of rebuilding identity, pride and unity in the younger generations of African youth and for the purpose of correcting the misconceptions surrounding the image of African women.
Among other business interests Lisa is joint- owner of ZoeEntertainment TV, a South African based Zimbabwean TV content and media production house. She holds an Hons in International Business and completes her MBA- Sustainability in 2017 (Hult International Business School).
Lisa is the Chairperson of the international youth committee at her church His Presence Ministries International. Locally she started the Girls Monthly Meet- a club addressing the pressing societal needs of young women in her city. The network has grown to over 160 members from diverse urban backgrounds and beliefs with meetings maximising on the experience and knowledge of older generation guests who frequent the meetings.
Lisa has emerged an influential young leader and inspirational brand followed for her hands on commitment to community work and development of the young African woman. Her goal in the coming months is to expand her scope of impact regionally, focusing on pan-African networking, local philanthropy and sustainability, and TV media production.