Meet the People Behind Our Nonprofit

Enid Machayo

Ms. Enid Mpumwire Machayo is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Leading Ladies Initiative Inc. 

Enid holds a B.S. in Human Services, a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has certifications related to nonprofit management, career readiness, leadership, and conflict prevention and resolution. She is a Member of FemWise-Africa – the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation, and African Women Leaders Network.

Enid currently serves as a Board Member on the Loudoun County School Business Partnership Council for Loudoun County Public Schools, Family Services Advisory Board for Loudoun County Government, and the Virginia Advisory Board for Service and Volunteerism for the Governor of Virginia.

Enid is originally from Uganda, is blessed with four children and happily resides in Northern Virginia.

Bo Machayo

Bo Machayo is the Co-Founder of The Leading Ladies Initiative Inc. He is a first-generation African-American with parents from Uganda and Kenya.

Bo Machayo has extensive experience as a public policy and public engagement advisor with stakeholders and elected officials at the local, state, and federal government levels. He has worked on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues - particularly relating to the economy, climate, and Africa. He has successfully passed legislation, formed coalitions, and accomplished organizational goals throughout his career, including at the White House, United States Senate, and Loudoun County Government. Bo graduated from Wake Forest University with degrees in Economics and International Affairs and a Master's in Public Administration with Honors Distinction at George Mason University.

Bo has spent his time coaching basketball for elementary and middle school girls and is a mentor to kids across Northern Virginia public schools. Bo is the proud oldest sibling of four children, with one younger brother and two younger sisters. The World Economic Forum recognizes him as a Global Shaper. Bo serves as a Board Member for the New American Advisory Board for the Governor of Virginia.

Siima Machayo

Siima Machayo is the Senior Director of Programming & Development for The Leading Ladies Initiative Inc.

She is the daughter of a Ugandan refugee and the youngest of four siblings. She is a sophomore at Northeastern University majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Computer Science. Siima is passionate about girls’ education, wage equality, and social justice. In Siima’s free time, she volunteers as a basketball coach for 3rd and 4th-grade girls.

Siima is a Girls Who Code alumna and a Girl Security alumna. She was also an advisory board member on the Harvard Graduate School of Education Making Caring Common Youth Advisory Board.