Divinity Matovu is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a focus on entrepreneurial management and finance. Divinity is an honors graduate of the University of Southern California and the School for International Training. She has studied in the United States of America, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. She is a fiery entrepreneur and independent thinker who has launched four start-ups. After having a transformational experience studying abroad in Kenya and Tanzania, Divinity co-founded the Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association (AGYA) in Uganda in 2008 to address issues facing urban youth. She served as the Executive Director for 3 years. Under her leadership, AGYA provided outreach, education, and services to more than 2,000 youth living in urban poverty through programs focused on education, leadership development and creative self expression.
In 2010, Divinity was recognized as one of the nation’s most effective social entrepreneurs under the age of 25 by DoSomething.org. Divinity is one of 33 social entrepreneurs featured in Just BE Cause: Ah Ha Moments To Inspire the Next Generation of Change Makers published in 2013. Divinity has been awarded for her scholarship on the study of hip-hop youth culture in Africa and Glamour Magazine recognized her as one of the nation’s top female leaders in her 20s. She is also a recipient of an Outstanding Commitment Award from the Clinton Global Initiative University for “Recording Our Dreams,” a project which established a solar-powered recording studio in Uganda that artistically and economically empowers youth.
In addition to the work she has done in East Africa, Divinity has been involved in local youth development initiatives in her home state of Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California where she lived for 7 of the last 10 years.
Divinity prides herself on being a global citizen and an advocate for women. She is passionate about start-ups, technology, financial inclusion, women’s empowerment and African affairs. She is a Toigo Foundation Fellow, Starting Bloc Social Innovation Fellow and an active member of Diaspora African Women’s Network. She currently serves as the National Social Media Manager for Forté Foundation’s MBA Launch Alumnae Association.
Divinity lives in Philadelphia where she studies at The Wharton School and manages Matovu Consulting and her newest venture, MBAMama.com.