Francine Ndong is a strategy consultant working at Dalberg, an international advisory firm focused on development. She has worked on several projects for governments, foundations, and NGOs to develop inclusive growth strategies and conduct data-driven analysis. Francine holds a master's degree in Business, Administration, and Finance. Her daily tasks include coordinating and managing a project that aims to create a space in which women become financially empowered and included, both as recipients of funding and as investors. As such, she has led the structuring and the launch of the first investment club for women, by women in the West African region (Women’s Investment Club Senegal) which has over 60 investors to date. As part of this project, she is setting up an investment fund for women entrepreneurs to help them have access to tailored financial mechanisms as well as much-needed technical assistance. Through the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, Francine plans to strengthen her work in women's empowerment, particularly in the public management field . Moreover, Francine is driven by her ambition to set up a foundation for people with disabilities, especially women, in the spirit of helping them have better living conditions.