Njideka Harry is the President and CEO of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an innovative non-profit organization focused on using the power of technology to transform the lives of youth and women living in low-income and developing world communities.
YTF’s strength lies in its ability to access market demands and provide linkages that accelerate economic opportunities while administering customized information and communications technology (ICT), education and entrepreneurship training programs for youth and women.
To date, YTF’s education technology programs have benefitted over 1.6 million youth and women and have empowered over 18,000 women entrepreneurs
in developing countries.
An Ashoka Fellow and a World Economic Forum social entrepreneur, Harry has a global reputation as a thought leader in ICTs and serves as a consultant to several social enterprises, for-profit businesses with a social mission and international agencies on matters related to technology for development, entrepreneurship, gender equity and economic empowerment.
Prior to founding Youth for Technology Foundation, Harry spent most of her career working in finance and product management roles at General Electric and Microsoft.
She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She completed post-graduate studies at Stanford University.