Milliam Chilemba

From a remote area with limited role models, Miliam overcame early marriage, returning to school to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Education. As the Founder and Executive Director of Young Women Rise (YOWORI), her focus is on promoting women and girls’ rights in education, economic empowerment, reproductive health, and ending gender-based violence. With a knack for taking on challenging roles, she served as a Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism Committee member for Malawi from 2016 to 2019, an experience which will be crucial for IMAB. Her leadership and resource mobilization skills are evident in successfully securing $95,000 from Women First International and $10,000 from the African Women Development Fund for women’s small-scale enterprises.