MEET THE TEAM

Lonjezo Chanza
Lonjezo Chanza

Women Together Business Trainer and Coordinator for Phalombe and Mulanje. Lonjezo is a lab technician who catalyzes new business ideas for women!

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Esther Chitsulo
Esther Chitsulo

Women Together Coordinator for Lilongwe. Esther has a background in community development and a knack for inspiring women.

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Tingathe Widows Group, Lilongwe
Tingathe Widows Group, Lilongwe

Masters of Sewing and the original trainers in production of eco-friendly fuel briquettes as an alternative to firewood and charcoal.

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Dr. Natasha Anushri Anandaraja
Dr. Natasha Anushri Anandaraja

As a pediatrician, public health doc and educator, Anu has worked for the last 20 years in international development focusing on women’s and children’s empowerment and health. Directing Women Together makes her day, every day.

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Jan Gillespie
Jan Gillespie

Business owner in Atlanta and Women Together partner, investor, on-the-ground organizer, and constant traveler.

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Ruth Kalonda
Ruth Kalonda

Program Coordinator for Phalombe/Mulange, and agricultural entrepreneur

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Subiri Cookstove Group
Subiri Cookstove Group

Professional Cookstove producers and innovators. The Subiri team never stop building their businesses!

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Jinean Robinson
Jinean Robinson

Women Together Program Manager and Videographer. Jinean holds the heart space for Women Together, and creates the communications and systems to move people and ideas forward!

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Romoliwa Cookstove Group
Romoliwa Cookstove Group

The Romoliwa women are on fire - what began with Cookstoves is turning into a full-on business revolution in Romoliwa

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Joshua Fisher
Joshua Fisher

Women Together Grant Writer, Logistician, and co-lead on the New Mexico Land project. Josh is an Environmental Research Scientist at Columbia University, and a farmer at heart.

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Zakonda Amayi Cookstove Group
Zakonda Amayi Cookstove Group

These savvy business women are great local role models - they started with cookstoves and are now diversifying into livestock.

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Tickbird
Tickbird

These women are the original soap makers. Since spreading their life-saving skill far and wide they have also proven to be successful farmers and are now turning their hand to sewing!

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Nikita Gupta
Nikita Gupta

Women Together Intern in 2018 and an ongoing loyal teammate - Nikita designed the first evaluation systems for women's learning exchanges.

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Lydia Maseko
Lydia Maseko

After starting as a Business Trainer, Lydia became our first Global Scholar. She developed and now leads Girls Growing Together, a successful program for keeping girls in school that now has 150 members!

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