About Nthanda

Jack of All Trades

Born to Phillip and Lonnie Manduwi in Mangochi, Malawi, Nthanda is currently resident and undertaking a graduate programme in Manhattan, New York. Formerly, she worked as the Project Lead in the World Bank funded Digital Malawi - Digital Skills for All project, as operationalised by her NGO - the Ntha Foundation on behalf of the Malawi Government through the Public Private Partnership Commission. Backed by her expertise in business development and digital media, Nthanda founded Bien Corporation Africa. She is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship at the Malawi University of Science and Technology.

Get to know Nthanda

Researcher, Writer, Storyteller.

Formerly a public officer, having worked with the Malawi Revenue Authority, Nthanda is currently undertaking a graduate programme (on-the-job training) in Manhattan, New York as an Evaluation Analyst. Prior to that, she worked as the Project Lead in the World Bank funded Digital Malawi - Digital Skills for All project, as operationalised by the Ntha Foundation on behalf of the Malawi Government through the Public Private Partnership Commission. She also follows her passion of story-telling through writing, digital skills education, and media production. Bien Corporation Africa as a firm specialises in (digital) media production, branding, marketing, and communications. Nthanda is a professional business, lifestyle and travel influencer/content creator, with a social media following of no less than 130,000 collectively.

Academic Background

Economist, Demographer, Entrepreneur.

Nthanda holds a bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, double-majoring in Economics and Demography, specialised in Women's Empowerment. In her Master of Science in Entrepreneurship studies at the Malawi University of Science and Technology, Nthanda is specialising in analysing the entrepreneurial opportunity in the creation and implementation of Digital Information Management Systems in developing nations. She has vast experience in digital media, and aspires to pursue further studies in Media Psychology and Business Economics.

Master of Media

Nthanda now follows her passion of story-telling through research, writing, teaching, event curation, and media production & dissemination. Bien Corporation Africa as a firm specialises in (digital) media production, branding, marketing, and communications. Nthanda is a professional business, lifestyle and travel influencer/content creator, with a digital audience of no less than 130,000 collectively.

Research & Analysis

Academic & Media Producer

A storyteller at heart, Nthanda published her first book titled “By the End of Your Teens” in 2018, sharing her story on self-development for teens aspiring to achieve greatness while staying true to their purpose. Nthanda, through her blogging and storytelling expertise has managed to grow her audience to over 250,000 followers and readers across various digital media platforms.

Fellowships & Awards

Writer & Public Speaker

Nthanda has facilitated, and delivered keynotes at various events in Malawi, and in other African countries. She has hosted events in Africa, Asia and the United States of America. She was awarded as 'African Woman Media Icon Of The Year' at the Future Women Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, 2020, after delivering a keynote speech at the event. She was also awarded as the best speaker out of 83 people in a speech writing and delivery competition at the World Miss University in Cambodia, 2017.
Writing & Speaking
90%
Research & Analysis
75%
Business Development
85%
Digital Media
70%
Advocacy Programming
90%
Youth Empowerment
75%

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