Uma Anbazhagan works at Microsoft. She is passionate about technology and holds patents in solving complex business scenarios. Uma is also a mom of two. She is an advocate for closing the gender gap in the STEM fields. She strives to bring a positive impact to the community by instilling the STEM interest in girls while they are young.
Valentine is a Finance professional with 5 years’ experience in Audit. Beneficiary turned benefactor is not just a tag line for her. She joined the Global Give Back Circle in 2008 as a beneficiary. Today, she appreciates how far she has come.
Valentine recently discovered that her passion lies in the wellbeing of people. It is optimal well-adjusted people that make for a well-balanced society. She finds joy in sharing and helping people find the best in themselves. She is specifically passionate about the mentorship arm of Global Give Back Circle because it was very instrumental for her own journey towards finding herself.
Noni Kadzutu has been involved in formal mentoring programs focused on the girl child. Her passion is to see more young women break the glass ceiling that has for so long been viewed as a barrier to their success while giving back to their societies and empowering the next generation of women. Noni joined the GGBC program as a mentor in 2014. In 2019, she joined the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program as a mentor and continues to be a mentor under both programs to date. She is a coordinator between GGBC and one of the Kenyan private partners and has advocated and recruited numerous mentors to support the cause of GGBC.
Noni is an accountant by training and an auditor by profession with experience in the industry spanning over 14 years with experience gained from Deloitte and PWC in Kenya where she has grown through the ranks and is currently a Senior Manager. She holds a MSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and is a Fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).
Outside of work, she has a passion for supporting young women who have untapped potential that come her way. She does this through informal mentorship and education sponsorship to give them a chance to be socio-economically empowered.