Executive Director, The Pearl Leadership Instittue
Tsegga Seyoum Medhin is the executive director of The Pearl Leadership Institute, an organization focused on transforming women/girls and economies forward faster. She hosts workshops and summer camps to help girls/women identify and strengthen their leadership and personal brand.
In 2015 she was invited to address the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goal strategy plan on poverty eradication for women and girls through STEM and innovation. She is the current President of the UN US Women NC chapter.
Tsegga is retired from IBM with over 19 years of experience in various roles, operations, marketing, Human Capital. Most recently she led the development of emerging global leaders for Africa’s skills gap initiative, and represented IBM at the Obama YALI summit 2014, (Young Africa Leadership Initiatives) in DC.
Throughout her career, Tsegga recognized the importance of increasing the impact of women and is an engaged mentor to advance individual careers and improve corporate culture for women. With her creativity and leadership as the IBM charitable campaign manager she raised over $9M for local NC charities. As an IBM Corporate Service Corps Alumna, a top global talent development initiative for emerging markets; she created economic development marketing strategies for local NGO’s and Universities in Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Tsegga is a recipient of US presidential volunteer gold award of President Obama and President Bush. Tsegga serves on the board of the NC State University Science House STEM youth outreach programs, and Boundless Impact. Mrs. Medhin achieves her goals by partnering with US State Department Diaspora programs, Women in technology, Duke University, Raleigh Police Department, Girls Scouts, and Habitat for Humanity.
Tsegga has an MBA from Stayer University, she is a mother of two girls and lives in Raleigh with her spouse.