About Us

New Faces New Voices (NFNV) is the first women’s network to be established by the Graça Machel Trust as part of its Multiplying Faces, Amplifying Voices initiative. NFNV focuses on expanding the role and participation of women in the financial sector.

Its three key objectives are to:

  • Increase women’s access to finance and financial services.
  • Build the capacity and skills of African women to access finance as consumers, investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Increase the number, visibility and influence of women in leadership and decision-making positions in the financial sector.

Our research shows that if the financial and business sectors become more inclusive to women, the result will be a large-scale and fundamental shift in the business and financial landscape across Africa.
New Faces New Voices has a presence in 16 countries including: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, the DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Under the leadership of a Country Chair, the network of chapters serves as the implementing agents on the ground in the countries in which they operate.
New Faces New Voices – Kenya is overseen by a Board of Trustees led by Country Chair Andia Chakava.