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Abigail Ndooka

Speciality:
Mentor
Experience:
10 Years

Personal Information

Miss Ndooka is motivated to solve societal problems through entrepreneurship and legal innovation. She is committed to improve the state of the world through driving policy and law. She believes the two can be used to advance technology in Africa and influence socio-economic development. Her main area of practice is International Trade and Investment.
As the Policy and Advocacy Manager of Global Shapers she is leading the Open Africa Initiative. This is an initiative of African Global Shapers that seeks to promote greater cultural and economic regional integration hoping to improve intra-Africa Trade and the opening of African Corridors through adoption of modern technologies and use of renewable energies. The movement also advocates for a visa free Africa.
She is empowering young entrepreneurs by offering affordable legal services through her community called the Start-up Clinic that is under The Techvillage. She works with young entrepreneurs who run solution based tech start-ups. The Clinic offers free to affordable legal consultancy on environmental law, intellectual property, compliance, tax law, company registration, agreement drafting and negotiations, tender applications and investment broking. She believes that intellectual property rights in Africa are a vehicle for technology development
She is an Alumni of Enactus Zimbabwe and Ford Foundation’s Young Women Leadership
She also has a passion for women empowerment and she is working towards empowering women in the beauty services industry through Nakiso Beauty which is aimed at modernising and digitalising the beauty services industry in Zimbabwe. This company is an innovative business that capacitate women from less privileged backgrounds and advocates for the use organic beauty products and sustainable management of waste from the industry.

Skills

Leading from the Front
90%
With ideas that Work
50%
by organising teams with purpose
85%
Amplifying through technology
70%
How did I acquire these skills
  1. Running a business vertical for an $11 billion technology company
  2. Conceptualized and delivered ideas resulting in brand new business ventures
  3. Built and managed teams with a sense of purpose and outcome
  4. Leveraged technology to amplify outcomes
  5. Motivated and Inspired teams to persevere

Languages

English
70%
Hindi
40%
Tamil
100%

How did I learn these languages

  1. English has been my language throughout the school & at work
  2. Learned Hindi from colleagues & practice regularly with friends
  3. Tamil is my mother tongue

Certifications

Machine Learning by Andrew Ng
70%
Deep Learning by Andrew Ng
20%
Justice by Michael Sandel
65%

How did I earn these certificates

  1. Machine Learning from Coursera
  2. Deep Learning from Coursera
  3. Justice from Harvard University

My Journey & My Experience

1976

Born in Madurai, India

1993

Studied in Chennai, India

1997

Completed University in BITS, pilani

2000

Worked as an SAP consultant

2000

Joined Infosys

2004

Product Manager at TIBCO, Palo Alto

2006

Program Manager at UBS, London

2019

Multiple Leadership Roles in Infosys Europe

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