Meet The Team

Kawena-Mwansa (1)

Kawena, Mwansa

Raymond is passionate about all things Agriculture. He is a qualified Accountant, an accomplished successful sales professional with a superior work ethic, and creative revenue generation ideas. He offers 10+ years’ experience and is currently working for G4S Secure Solutions (Z) Ltd. He offers diverse skills in sales environments including Agriculture, Furniture, Telecommunications, and Security.

Mizinga Melu

Mizinga Melu

Mizinga Shansonga Melu is an 8th multi award winner and CEO of Absa Bank Zambia. She is also the founder of When Females Lead, an empowerment network for the female African child. During her tenure with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Mizinga was the first African female CEO in the thirteen African countries where SCB maintained subsidiaries. She is married to Chipepo and has 2 children, Ruthmary and Matthew.


O’brien Kalumba

O’Brien is passionate about the transformational power that Mentorship, Coaching and Sponsorship have on one’s professional career. She was born and raised in Zambia and has built a thriving career with international and diverse experience of over 10 years in the Banking and Financial industry, and is currently working as a Director in Germany. In 2022, she was recognised as one of the top 100 Future Female Leaders by Involve & Yahoo Finance for her contributions in promoting Diversity and Inclusive. She is married and has a son.

Chimuka Muyovwe

Chimuka is the Director and Business Planning Manager to the Regional CEO for Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank based in London. She also serves as the Global Diversity & Inclusion Secretary, working in close collaboration with the Group Diversity & Inclusion team to prioritize the advancement of females and ethnic minorities in senior leadership positions. Her advocacy in the organization demonstrates her commitment to driving positive change in diversity and inclusion efforts.

Sibeso Mofya

Sibeso is a banker but also a multi-talented individual who is involved in event management amongst other interests. She has learned the art of multitasking and excellence. She is passionate about people, finance, and Fintech and drives philanthropy for causes supporting women, financial Literacy, well-being, and diversity & Inclusion.
WhatsApp Image 2022-06-22 at 10.47.53 AM

Elaine Lukonga Heidt
Director (Career Guidance)

Elaine is passionate about the valuable impact of Career Guidance in mentorship and how it fosters informed decisions in educational and professional choices, as well as builds confident leaders. She is an Economist, Banker and Impact Investment professional. She is currently working as Country Manager for an international financial institution focused on supporting SME’s in Africa and the Middle East. She is married and a mother.

WhatsApp Image 2022-06-22 at 10.47.53 AM (1)

Elizabeth Daka Chiinza
( Strategy and Special Projects )

Elizabeth is a wife and mother, passionate about community service, particularly within the young and vulnerable community. In addition to her role under When Females Lead, she volunteers as a certified lay-Counsellor mostly working with young girls. She currently works as Senior Manager – Operations and Credit with a Microfinance institution, with over 8 years experience in both banking and non banking financial services.

Elizabeth is a Certified Credit Professional and holds a Masters Degree in Corporate Finance from Lund University, Sweden.

Diana (1)

Diana Mukali Tavaris

With a background and successful career in the banking sector, Diana is inspired and zealous to uplift young females and create opportunities for them to reach the greatest potential. She is devoted to making a deeper impact in her community!