Zambians Promoting Leadership and Making a Difference
ZLA is a nonprofit organization focused on transformational leadership, education and raising the bar. We are Zambians and Zambian Americans with an obsession for excellence. We capitalize and collaborate on our unique strengths to exceed and showcase greatness.
Meet Our Planning Committee
Dr. Freda Mwamba-Brazle
Dr. Freda Mwamba-Brazle is a passionate Zambian-American change catalyst who uses her collaborative skills and vast network to deliver social impact from her various pursuits. Her passion is to drive transformational change for leaders in Africa and the United States. She works as the Chief of Staff with Anthem National Accounts which delivers clinical solutions for 13 million members to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Mwamba-Brazle has spent 30 years in executive roles with the Coco Cola Company, General Electric, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Bank of America and Anthem. As a patriotic Zambian, she serves as Zambia’s Country Representative for the Attorney’s General Alliance Africa, where she has facilitated training to build capacity for more than 1300 legal professionals in Zambia who combat transnational crimes such as money laundering, cybercrimes, gender-based violence, human trafficking, wildlife trafficking and management training.
Capitalizing on the leadership gap in Africa, Dr. Mwamba-Brazle founded Zambian Promoting Leadership in America (ZLA) a nonprofit organization in 2014. She is also the Managing Director for Innovatus Zambia which delivers customized solutions to complex business problems and challenges.
Dr. Mwamba-Brazle graduated from Pace University in New York City with a BBA in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. She obtained her Doctorate from University of Maryland Global Campus and is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors.
Pretty Phiri is known as a producer/singer/songwriter know by her stage name “Nah Phiri”. She is also a accomplished chef who has cooked and catered for people from different walks of life, Her skills in the kitchen are definitely second to none and that’s a fact. She has started a new venture as a seamstress and CEO and Co-founder of her new company (IamAfrikah). Feel free to visit her website www.iamafrikah.com and see what she has to offer.
Criss Mwakamui, web designer and SEO expert, is founder of the Crispin Mwakamui Memorial Foundation, and owner of Snellville Websites Today and Lusaka Flowers. Criss came to the U.S.A in 2001 and quickly learned the ins and outs of eCommerce, becoming a consultant to small businesses, and an adviser to Zambians in the U.S searching for cost effective ways to stay connected with families back home. He believes teaching, leading by example and volunteerism are essential building blocks to building strong communities now and in the future.