Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa

Advisor of Talent Engagement and Long-term Investment,
Higherlife Foundation

Inspired to find solutions to the social problems faced in her country, Ms. Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa has been involved in charitable work from a young age. She was recently a finalist of the Hult Prize Challenge, a startup accelerator for young social entrepreneurs from universities across the world held in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative. As a result of the competition, she is now the co-founder of an early childhood education startup.

She served on the youth board of Afrika Tikkun where she was awarded for creating the most impact during her tenure. Since 2005, she has been working at Higherlife Foundation founded by her philanthropist parents Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa.

She is also the creator and editor of the Yearbook, a publication that documents the impact of philanthropic efforts in Zimbabwe. Masiyiwa is currently a fellow at UNICEF and works on special projects in the executive chair’s office at Higherlife Foundation.

Masiyiwa completed a bachelor’s of science in banking and international finance. In line with her passion to find sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, she also holds a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship.