Eliza Anyangwe

Eliza Anyangwe is a journalist and moderator born in Cameroon, raised across Africa and based in London. She is also the founder of The Nzinga Effect, a media project focused on telling the stories of African and Afro-descendant women and The Nzinga StoryLab, a communications consultancy which works with other organisations to tell better stories about Africa and African peoples.

Before going freelance in November 2014, Eliza worked for the Guardian as a community editor and writer then as editor of the Global Development Professionals Network, a Guardian site for humanitarians and aid workers. As a freelance journalist, she has written for The Guardian, The Independent, CNN Africa, The FT, Al Jazeera and Open Democracy, and has appeared on Newsnight, BBC World Service, PRI’s The World, and TRT World, among others.

As an international speaker and moderator Eliza’s worked for clients ranging from Dell to the Royal African Society and the United Nations. She has spoken at a range of media, international development, and tech events including SXSW, the Next Einstein Forum, IAM Weekend, D&AD Festival, the International Journalism Festival, Africa Utopia, The Global Media Forum, The Web We Want Festival and TEDx Brixton where she was host of the inaugural event.

Eliza is a guest lecturer on the international relations and communications programme at IULM in Milan, is part of the European Journalism Centre’s News Impact Network, and is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. Follow Eliza on Twitter: @elizatalks and on Instagram: @elizatookthis