Lynda Hazoume

Lynda Hazoume is a leading technology professional with experience spanning over 15 years and across multiple industry sectors with a focus on accelerating growth in enterprise.

She had held positions in software sales and software licensing , project management, financial operations , marketing strategy , management etc.

She is currently a consultant at JeffreyM and partner project manager in innovation and entrepreneurship responsible for coaching Startups accelerating their success by going-to-market with Microsoft through the Microsoft’s Co-Sell program which is a unique opportunity to get access to sales and marketing tools, discover new growth opportunities, and accelerate revenue through a global marketplace.

Having had first-hand exposure to the transformative power of technology in our daily lives through working with leading entrepreneurs in various roles to help them devise an effective go to market strategy and successfully launch and grow their solution., she developed a burning desire to champion digital transformation in Africa.

Therefore, she has recently founded Makeda Foundation. Being originally from the Republic of Benin in West Africa, she understands the key role technology can play in empowering local communities, rural women, and hence contribute to the economic advancement of frontier countries.

Through an incubation program, the foundation enables rising and aspiring entrepreneurs to build or develop online solutions that can enable disadvantaged African women have a wider global reach to sell local products and also help improve their livelihood & wellbeing.
The foundation provides global mentors & coaches to improve entrepreneurs’ success leading to better and sustainable business growth for Africa and connect entrepreneurs with network with global VCs, partners, corporations, and local social-economic leaders for a wider impact in Africa.

Through Makeda , her aim is to leverage her expertise, passion, and network to effectively unleash the power of technology to help women and girls strive and rise in Africa in this digital age.