51 - Marlon Parker: Leading from Love

August 26th 2019

Marlon Parker is a leading social entrepreneur who uses information technology to empower communities. His passion for technology and innovation has led him to founding of R Labs which focuses on skills training and economic empowerment opportunities. He also co-founded JamiiX, one of the largest mobile chat counseling networks in the world with more than 4.5 million people being reached since inception.

The Mail and Guardian named Marlon as 1 of 300 young South Africans you have to take out to lunch. He has been listed as one of the 100 World Class South Africans, an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative and a honorary faculty member of the International School of Digital Transformation. He was also selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Dangote Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow for his work in Social Entrepreneurship.With a heart filled with love, Marlon wants to change lives and make hope contagious. I left this conversation inspired, in awe and filled with hope , what a pleasure to spend time with this amazing human being.