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Hermence Matsotsa

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Founder and CEO, uBuntuSpeaks, LLC

“Let our Voices be the Catalyst for Change and our ideas design the Solutions to Our World’s Most Pressing Problems.” – Hermence Matsotsa Hermence Matsotsa, MPH. Ed. is a multi-lingual (French, Spanish, and English) with more than 20 years’ experience developing and facilitating workforce development, cross and Intercultural communication, conflict management, organizational culture, and leadership initiatives. Ms. Matsotsa is also Founder and CEO of uBuntuSpeaks, LLC Parent company of UBUNTU. UBUNTU is a professional development, DEI, and organizational cultural and leadership consulting firm dedicated to building the capacities and competencies of career professionals and the multinational organizations. All resulting in the cultivation of a productive, inclusive, and engaging workplace culture. Ms. Matsotsa, has led the programming and implementation of initiatives for nonprofit organizations, community development, global health and international development organization including the Peace Corps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization STOP Polio program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her work focused on the need to provide capacity building, critical soft skills development, conflict resolution, and cultural competence and communication to multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary workforce. She is responsible for the development and facilitation of cross-cutting approaches needed to create safe environments for the improvement of diversity, equity, belonging, cross and intercultural communication, emal culture and leadership within public health organizations. Ms. Matsotsa’s proven expertise in DEI programing and facilitation, cross/intercultural communication, 0rganizational cultural analysis and change, capacity building training, and health systems strengthening, as well as global health workforce development within diverse cultural and multilingual populations. In addition, she has vast experience and expertise in infectious disease prevention, crisis, and emergency risk communication (CERC), treatment and outbreak response (HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Ebola, and Polio). She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Fulbright Scholar, and Positive DEIB and Culture Disruptor and Advocate. She has shared the stage with many of the industry’s leading international speakers and change makers. By incorporating the South African philosophy of UBUNTU -I am who I am because we all are. She challenges and encourages career professionals, corporate, and organization leaders to create diverse, inclusive, and empowering spaces that encourage a culture of genuine respect, understanding, collaboration, and both personnel and organizational growth. When she is not guiding, and providing, corporations and organizations with the tools to create safe and culturally diverse and inclusive environments for all, she is skydiving and counting the stars and constellations with her daughter and husband. “I am who I am because we all are!”