Join Women in Tech and guest speaker Lumbie Mlambo for an insightful conversation on how a lack of proper water, sanitation and hygiene impacts education and economic opportunities for women and girls. Lumbie will share actionable ways that communities can use water as a gateway to get girls back in school and women to learn new skills to advance their careers. In doing so, we advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG1: Poverty, SDG5: Gender Equality, and SDG6: Clean water and Sanitation
Lumbie was born in Zimbabwe but moved to the United States in 1985. Inspired by her orphaned father who never went to school but served as a revered humanitarian in his local community, Lumbie took the leap to continue his legacy. As a result of her dedicated actions in serving the Igusi, Zimbabwe, community, she started the 501(c)(3) nonprofit JB Dondolo, Inc., after her father’s namesake with a mission to remove barriers of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in underserved and impoverished communities to help reduce poverty and promote gender equity. Lumbie is a UNA Women’s member, Global Goodwill Ambassador, and a United Nations Global Water Partner, she’s an advocate for clean water and empowering women and girls to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.