Public Speaker

United Nations Young Intervener

Lella is a frequent speaker & thought leader for the United Nations & partner agencies where she champions the importance of youth inclusion in working towards achieving the UN Global Goals in a digital-by-default era. Notable interventions include:

& other intergenerational & intersectional dialogues, bringing her alongside global leaders across industry, government & academia, highlighting the importance of digital transformation and innovation for the many & not just the fortunate few.


With over 20 livestreams, 50 guest speakers & a global audience of 1000s - Lella hosted StudEntX: for, with & by students, a bi-weekly series of talks focused on the future of work and closing the digital skills gap. All episodes are youth centred for a global audience, interactive, and enabled the discovery of finding a career of purpose and passion.

Talking Tech Podcast

Talking Tech is a series of inspirational and intergenerational dialogues between girls and young women in the technology sector or related fields. The project is run by ITU, UN ICC and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

In Lella's episode, she meets fellow ‘anthropologist in tech’ Rebecca Mace to discuss the ethics behind the ongoing digital transformation, remote learning, the future of work & how to "rehumanise the dehumanising elements of tech."

#iwill "Conversations for Change" Podcast

Changemakers - welcome to Conversations for Change - the #iwill movement’s podcast that champions and showcases youth social action across the UK. This is a space, entirely for, with and by youth - where you’ll hear from the leaders of today, not just tomorrow. More often than not, we have the ideas, skills and energy needed to make meaningful change in your classroom, community or wider environment - yet society often fails to hear our voices. We hope to change this & spark youth led change - one conversation at a time. Hosted by #iwill Ambassadors Lella and Uzi.

Other Features

17/08/21 | Mainframe - What the Heck? | Episode 26: IBM Champion Lella

14/09/21 | Tomorrow's Tech Today | Scaling TechForGood & Empowering Inclusion with IBM

04/10/22 | Unknown Cool People | #26 Is Your Age Your Superpower?

11/11/22 | Wonderspace | #90 Anthropy 2022