Mpumi Nobiva is a force to be reckoned with. Currently, she is a Leader in Residence at NationBuilder. But her story is so much more than that and something she so eloquently shares with audiences around the world. NationBuilder offers everyone the technology and community infrastructure to lead people to greatness. As NationBuilder’s first Leader in Residence, Mpumi is developing the digital infrastructure for Share Your Story Africa, an initiative inspired by her advocacy work uniting youth against HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in South Africa. The power of Mpumi’s storytelling has spurred action worldwide and proves that when we share, we learn and grow. (The whole point of the WTT podcast.)
Throughout the podcast, Marie and Mpumi talk about rising to the top and supporting other young women with the power of our stories. Mpumi’s mission is to continue to inspire courage so that many who are marginalized and oppressed can come to realize that they are more than their circumstances.
I believe our journeys are all connected. I believe in the power of our stories and their ability to transform us.
Her story has literally carried her across the world, lifting her out of poverty and allowing her to pursue the deepest desires of her heart. She is living proof that there is power in sharing your story, and YOURS awaits you! She wants to inspire other young women, whether they are in tech or other sectors.
My story is that AIDS took my mother, not my spirit. What will yours be?
ABOUT MPUMI NOBIVA
Mpumi Nobiva is an International Speaker and Communication Strategist and she has spoken at the White House, congressional fundraisers, corporate functions and nonprofit initiatives in several countries. Mpumi grew up in South Africa, and, at age nine, lost her mother to HIV/Aids, leaving her orphaned like millions of other children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Reared in material poverty but spiritual wealth by her grandmother, she excelled in the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa before coming to the United States to study. She currently holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communications from High Point University and serves as the first alumnus on the Board of Directors of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in South Africa. You can connect with Mpumi on LinkedIn and follow her YouTube channel.