Cecilia Mkondiwa

Cecilia Mkondiwa

Cecilia Mkondiwa

Board Member, Managing Director of Tiderise Technologies Inc.

Cecilia is a passionate leader who drives social impact through technology and business. As Managing Director at Tiderise Technologies Inc., she helps lead the company in transforming lives by creating sustainable employment opportunities in Malawi. Cecilia  is directly involved in  training and employing educated, ambitious Malawians to support companies worldwide with essential business processes.

A champion for diversity, Cecilia co-founded Synergy Executive and Boards Consulting Group in Canada, specializing in recruitment that helps build diverse management teams and boards and; providing board governance training.

Previously, Cecilia served as the Chief Operations Officer at WeBC, a federally funded organization where she started as a Business Advisor soon after earning her MBA from Simon Fraser University. Cecilia helped thousands of women business owners achieve their dreams through tailored advisory solutions, training, and funding. She was also part of the WEConnect International team, certifying women business owners. With 25 years of experience and exceptional interpersonal skills, Cecilia is considered a small business expert.

Named one of British Columbia's most influential women in finance by B.C. Business Magazine in 2019, Cecilia's journey as a champion for women business owners began in Malawi, working for a development lending organization.

In San Francisco, Cecilia is eager to contribute her leadership, financial, strategic, and operational expertise as a board member of San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, whose mission is to foster financial stability through affordable housing development, home ownership facilitation, and economic empowerment.