CREATE opportunity.

The Room is a community of global leaders committed to unlocking opportunities for undiscovered talent, starting in Africa.

“Talent is equally distributed. Opportunity is not.”

We’re tackling this obstacle by identifying the most talented and driven young people around the world, connecting them to meaningful opportunities, and challenging them to solve the world’s greatest problems.

Who’s in The Room

From human rights to Hollywood, media to finance, technology to conservation, discover the extraordinary individuals creating opportunity for the next generation of global leaders.

Roshni Nadar MalhotraCEO, HCL Corporation

Committed to unleashing the potential of youth through education, and preserving natural habitats through wildlife conservation

Leetha FildermanPresident, PopTech

Strategist and NGO leader who is passionate about social justice, public health, and the power of collaboration as a tool for social progress

André HoffmannVice Chairman, Roche Holding

Advocate for business sustainability and environmental conservation

Adama SannehFounder and CEO,
Moleskin Foundation

Committed to empowering youth in underserved communities with tools that foster critical thinking, creative doing and lifelong learning

Ken NjorogeFounder, Cellulant

Serial social entrepreneur dedicated to growing a values-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa

Peter DrobacDirector, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Advocate for equal access to public healthcare, education and economic opportunity as a human right

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We have embarked on a partnership with Mastercard Foundation to create transformative opportunities for 2 million young leaders in Africa by 2030. Meet some of the talented individuals who are redefining expectations for the African continent and the world.


Hear from Founder Fred Swaniker, one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.


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Our Founder

I believe that those of us who are privileged enough to be educated, healthy, and part of powerful networks should not be doing easy things. The only way to justify our privilege is to do the hard things that society demands of us — to solve tough problems and create opportunities for others. I launched The Room to bring the most ambitious ‘doers’ together to do these hard things that will change the world. I welcome you to be a part of our story and join this global community as we make history together.

Fred Swaniker

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