Purpose. Excellence. Impact.
Named, "One of Africa's Movers & Shakers" by The Times of London, Modesta has dedicated her 19-year career to equipping and empowering emerging market leaders, businesses, and private sector development partners. A Global Award-Winning Management Consultant, and Certified Executive Coach, Business Trainer, Change and Project Management Professional, Lawyer and Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, Author, and Speaker, Modesta Mahiga has supported thousands of leaders, across 6 continents, to drive personal, and business, and industry effectiveness, growth, and impact. Modesta's clients have included global giants such as PwC, JTI, Coca-Cola, Lafarge, Barrick Gold, United Bank of Africa, Airtel, Tigo, in the private sector, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, African Union, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, ILO, IOM, as multilateral organizations and, GiZ, DFID, DANIDA, U.S. Embassy, and Swiss Embassy in public-private partnerships. She has also reached millions globally through high-level multimedia moderation, and speaking engagements on respected platforms such as the World Bank/IMF, United Nations, African Union, U.S. State Department, London Business School, George Mason University, and TEDx, and has authored 10 career, business, and leadership books. Modesta is an honoree of global leadership fellowships including the African Leadership Institute, Vital Voices/U.S. State Department/Fortune Most Powerful Women Global Mentoring Program, Women in Management Africa, President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative, Purpose Leadership Forum, and Top 100 Speakers in Tanzania. Modesta holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Durham in England, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at George Mason University in the U.S. She is also an Advocate of The High Court of Tanzania, Certified Executive Coach, Leadership Development Expert, Business Trainer, Human Resources, Change, and Project Management Professional. She also serves as a Board Director of The Joule Foundation, a U.S. non-profit focused on equipping African girls for STEAM-related education, and careers.
Karen Mayenga builds and manages the structures and systems that support strategy implementation, operational excellence, and workplace efficiency. A self-driven, customer-oriented professional that prides herself in delivering policy, process, and people results. Karen supports Modesta Mahiga LLC executives with communication and operations management, giving them the freedom to focus on their core deliverables. "I possess a management belief based on integrity and a positive attitude that allows me to have persistence and consistency which produce success and significance in everything that I do." Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Sociology, and English. She aspires to be a counselor and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in psychology. In her free time, Karen enjoys singing, spending time with her family, and watching true crime documentaries.