Mercy Zvisinei Mukwamba

Field of Study: Business

Cohort: 2021

Country: Zimbabwe

Leadership Institute: Lehigh University

Mercy Zvisinei Chenaimoyo Mukwamba is the founder and owner of Fitness Bae. An award-winning fitness blogger from Zimbabwe, Mercy has six years of experience in virtual running. She achieved her certification as a fitness trainer and is known online as Fitness Bae, a name that illustrates her desire to teach fitness and healthy living. Mercy is a 2019 Alumna of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, where she received personal business mentorship as well as professional knowledge, tools, and networks to turn ideas into successful business enterprises. She hosts the only park runs in Harare, manages a virtual runners WhatsApp community with 100 participants, and provides personal training. Mercy?s experience in fitness in the digital world sparked a passion for digital marketing, and she is currently a digital marketing specialist at one of the largest advertising agencies in Zimbabwe. Mercy also volunteers with Afrobloggers, a non-profit that supports bloggers around Africa who document African stories of youth. On completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Mercy plans to monetize and expand her business, which will create employment for people in her community and contribute to the growth of the Zimbabwean economy.