#OurLeapAhead Speaker: Meet Yvette Zihhalirwa

Yvette Zihhalirwa, TEDxYouth@CapeTown 'Our Leap Ahead' Speaker 2022

Yvette Zihhalirwa is a Program Lead at Eat Better South Africa, a certified NLP Life Coach, cooking enthusiast and mother.

Armed with extensive experience in social development, she’s on a mission to amplify her social impact by uniting her love for wellness, food and nutrition. She’s adding a bold dash of imagination as to how we could better promote good health in African regions.

Yvette is taking the [email protected] stage to re-address something long resting on our plates: How can we prevent, treat and manage diseases that stem from nutrition and lifestyle?


We asked Yvette a couple of questions to help you get to know her, before she takes the [email protected] stage. 

What’s your favourite TED/TEDx talk? 

“Women live in a man's world & Black Women are squatters” by Dr. Nonhlanhla S. Mkumbuzi on the TEDxCapeTown stage.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a preschool teacher - and for a minute, I was!

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Aside from feeling empowered and inspired being on the TEDx stage, I would like to promote a sense of collective intention and its positive ripple effects.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

I’d love to become invisible whenever I feel the need to!

If you could time travel, where would you go?

1985, several years before I was born.