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Previous Events


  • Master of Ceremonies, Vital Voices
  • Master of Ceremonies, Global Women’s Institute International Women’s Day


  • Moderator, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2022 GoalKeepers Event
  • Moderator, Comcast Universal Project UP
  • Moderator, INBOUND 2022 by Hubspot
  • MC, Aspen Ideas Digital Festival
  • Moderator, Aspen Ideas Festival
  • Moderator, NBCU Academy


● Host, Aspen Ideas Festival 2021

● Guest Lecturer,  School of The New York Times

● Keynote Speech, &leuven festival – Belgium

● Moderator, SDG Global Festival of Action, The United Nations

● Keynote Speech, Women for Women International

● Moderator, Group Nine Media – History in the Making Panel

● Moderator, Global Engagement Summit, The United Nations


● Interviewer, Call to Courage – Futures Without Violence and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

● Speaker, University of Westminster School of Business

● Speaker, European Attitudes Towards Racism, GWU UK Alumni Association

●  Host, NowThis Next x Vital Voices

● Host and Interviewer, Aspen Ideas: Show Up

● Moderator, UN SDG Action Zone Panelist

● Speaker, Aspen Ideas Festival 2020

● Moderator, Global Earth Day 50 Initiative

● Moderator, Reclaiming the Mic with Angela Yee

● Keynote Speaker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Event – Washington, D.C.

● Moderator for Women for Women Book Talk with former CNN anchor and correspondent Isha Sesay

● United Nations Townhall

NowThis announced a leading role in the upcoming United Nations Youth Climate Summit, with the host of its daily show “Know This,” Zinhle Essamuah, tapped to host an intergenerational town hall with Deputy Secretary General Amina Jane Mohammed, 100 youth climate leaders from around the world, and other high profile heads of state. The nearly 700 person event was live streamed, including panel participants

  • Amina Jane Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary General
  • Hilda Cathy Heine, President of the Marshall Islands
  • Mary Therese Winifred Robinson, Former President of Ireland
  • Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile, and more.

  • MimConnect: Panel Moderator, New York, New York
  • Summit speaker: Contrary Con IV 2019, Washington D.C.
  • Panel speaker: Planet Forward Summit, Washington, D.C.
  • Moderator: Group Nine Media

● Keynote speaker: Facebook Journalism Project, Mexico City, Mexico
● Keynote speaker: Multicultural Services Center, Washington D.C.

  • Curator: A Luta Continua Art Exhibition

The exhibition highlighted the complexities of human struggles across the globe, through visual art and performance art. Zinhle showcased over 50 pieces of art from 20 artists in the DMV area.

  • Co-Curator: A New Era, New Song – Concert Series

This event brought together over 250 community members, students, administrators, and artists for New Era, New Song. This multimedia benefit concert experience honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

● Panelist: Vancouver International Film Festival
● Panelist: National Film Festival for Talented Youth – Seattle, Washington

● Speaker: Anne Arundel County Public Schools
● Speaker: School of Media and Public Affairs National Council
● Guest Speaker: Global Women’s Institute Conference, Washington, D.C.
● Recurring speaker, 2016-2018 – The George Washington University

● Panelist: St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis Missouri
● MC: The George Washington University Board of Trustees Meeting

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