Asonele Kotu, Founder and Executive Director of FemConnect
An experienced public relations and marketing professional, Asonele Kotu has worked with local and international companies, fundraisers, the energy sector, and a SAAS software development company. She is the founder of FemConnect, an award-winning fem-tech startup that creates digital solutions for period poverty support and access to comprehensive SRHR telehealth services. Just last year, Asonele was the recipient of the 2021 Meaningful Business 100 award, recognized as a leader for her work and for helping achieve the UN Global Goals.
Asonele served as the Youth Lead Ambassador for South Africa in 2020 and Youth Lead Ambassador advisor to the 2021 ambassadors. She is an alumnus of the Academy of Women’s Entrepreneurs and a Mandela Washington Fellow. Awarded the Youth Trailblazer award by the International Conference for Family Planning 2022. She is passionate about empowering women and adolescent youth by improving accessibility and healthcare equality, leaving no one behind.