Our Team

Meet the incredible team that helps make all this happen!

Gloria Mangi ( Founder of AQP & Host of Queen Things)

Named by Google as one of the Top 20 Innovators in Africa and Top 20 under 35 Young African Changemakers by the African Viewpoint Journal, Gloria Mangi is an award-winning, innovative tech creative from Tanzania.

As founder and President of the award-winning project, African Queens Project which won the global award by World Summit Awards, and with almost a decade of journalism and media experience, Gloria is at the forefront of innovation, activism, and technology.  Having grown up in places like Saudi Arabia, Northern Ireland, California, and Tanzania has given her a strong background and a wide perspective on issues both on a global front and a national front. She speaks and moderates various panels and platforms on issues surrounding technology, leadership, activism, women, and Pan-Africanism.

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Ize Ahanotu (Editor for AQP & Producer of Queen things)

Ngozi is a writer and business consultant who specializes in reporting on women's lifestyle wellness, alternative education options, business, and financial independence. A new voice dedicated to empowering women of color through refreshing profile storytelling and the application of historical traditions to current lifestyles, her independent news work is a call-to-action for readers everywhere. 

Contributing to several of today's local and national media outlets, IzE's most popular headlines include Creative Loafing's "The Diva in Drake," ATTN's "Abuse in the LGBT Community is Going Unnoticed," and Huff Post's "The Celibacy and Spirituality of Masturbation". These are just some of the stories that align with her goal to always design the ultimate experience for readers, listeners, and consumer to engage in conversation and enlightenment. 

Although gifted as a wordist, Ize is an event manager by trade still producing events part-time with venues, entrepreneurs, and creatives that want to bring their product and service to life. A Johnson and Wales University MBA graduate and Georgia State University alumni - IzE is Texas born, Georgia raised, and Nigerian bred. IzE joins the African Queens Project team as a producer, bridging together the stories of African women and the women of the diaspora. You can find all of her work at ngoziiahanotu.com.



Martha Mangi (Writer for African Queens Health)

Martha Mangi's passion for nutrition began at a young age after being diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at the age of 11.  She learned how to make something positive out of a scary situation. Now at the age of 19, she is Inspiring people to pursue a healthy lifestyle as a nutrition and fitness coach, consultant, and blogger.