International Engagement

Patricia Nzolantima is a public figure,  an inspirational, excellent international public speaker, a role model, an award-winning , advisor, executive board member, experienced brand, author and spokesperson.

On a mission to change the lives of those who dare to work harder, dare to dream bigger and dare to take the big leap towards their goal, and with her experience, passion and networks she is a champion for young entrepreneurs and family businesses looking to scale new heights and with a vision of transforming their business organisations into international conglomerates.

Since 2012, Patricia represents Africa continent as one of the faces of female entrepreneurship. She has spoken all over the world at various international conferences. Patricia talks cover various areas in entrepreneurship, business, brand strategy, marketing, financial inclusion, family business, investment. 

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In December 2022, Patricia has been selected by International Monetary Fund during the first visit of IMF’s managing director Kristalina Georgieva to discuss the reforms to enhance the business climate for private-led growth in DRC.

In 2020, during the women’s month, Patricia has launched the first female driver’s academy to empower women in transport and logistics.

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In 2012, she was the first female in DRC to have been selected and participated in the young African Leaders, Mandela Fellowship program, an initiative of the former President Barack Obama.

Patricia  has attended several time the GES (Global entrepreneurship summit), opened the summit plenary with the former secretary of State John Kerry, in the Silicon Valley

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Worked closely with the former Secretary state John Kerry during his Africa visit tour in 2013.

She met the former president Bill Clinton, and has been member of the Clinton global Initiative.

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She met with the US’s first lady Jill Biden

Since 2013, she attends the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance summit with the South Africa delegation.

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Since January 2023, she became B-20 co-Chair of the Action Council on African Economic Integration: an agenda for Global Business and lead the agenda of the action council during India’s Presidency.

In 2013, Patricia has been awarded the Woman of Year by the Dutch multinational company Vlisco.

in 2016, Vlisco celebrated 170 years Anniversary. Patricia has been honoured to be one of the face of the African campaign. 

The campaign was focused on women leading change in Africa. Those women who are inspiring the continent through their work and dedication. Women who fight to make change happen and give back to the community.

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In 2018, Forbes Afrique named her as one of the top 100 African economic Leaders of Tomorrow.

In 2018, Patricia has been recognized as young African Innovator by the Harvard Ministerial Roundtable and have been invited to contribute to the Harvard Ministerial Roundtable for Human Development Policy Innovation. 

The Harvard Ministerial Roundtable is a key component of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. Launched in 2012, the Harvard Ministerial Program is a joint initiative of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The Program engages finance, health, youth, and education ministers (by invitation only) from Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America with the goal of enhancing ministerial leadership and promoting cross-sectoral collaboration in prioritizing human development investment goals in health and education for sustainable economic growth. 

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From May 2017 to August 2022, Patricia has been selected as one of 20 Africans from across the continent as a member of the Harvard University, Center for African Studies (CAS) Leadership Council. CAS is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary body at Harvard University that aims to broaden public and scholarly awareness about Africa, African experiences, and perspectives. 


Since September 2022, she became co-chair of the Harvard University, Center for African Studies (CAS) Leadership Council.

In 2018, she was the first female to join the YPO Congo and, joined the YPO CONGo executive committee member.


She has been chosen as Ypo African region speaker to share her entrepreneurship’s journey during the YPOLAB (YPO GLC)

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From  2019-2022, she has been Board member of the YPO People Action Network and Africa champion Ypo Women’s Business Network; Ypo Regional board member of the Automotive Network.  She’s a YPO Global Envoy ambassador for the DRC of the Global Diplomacy Network.  

Patricia has been awarded the 2020 Africa region winner of the YPO global Impact award, and Global finalist for her work to empowering women in transportation.

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February 2021, she has been selected as one of the Remarkable Women in the field of transport by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),

March 2021, she has been named one of Top 21 of 2021 Influential Women in Mobility by Vulog,

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Since July 2021, she joined the council for inclusive capitalism with the Vatican,


March 2023, she has been named one of remarkable feminist voice in transport by TUMI and GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),

Since 2022, she has been named jury member for the Cartier Women’s Initiative, an annual international entrepreneurship program that drives change by empowering impact-driven women founders. 

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March 2021, she has been 1 of 20 privileged judge appointed for the 20 Years of Innovation of the MIT IDEA


She is presently DRC Ambassador for Women in Africa Initiative.

Patricia is an author who has published: “Caravane des Portraits”, a collector album telling the stories of unknown heroines of DRC – artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, senior executives – who deserve to be highlighted.

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“Nyota and the puberty”, a book designed to empowering girls through the puberty.

Her goal is to create a better and more accurate depiction of Africa.