Lebogang Shikwambane is a recent graduate who obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She was also a talk show host and researcher on the Rise Talk Show, initiated by the Soul City Institute. The television program provoked conversation around critical issues that affect young women between the ages of 15 and 25 and encouraged intergenerational exchanges, while inspiring young women to be greater than their circumstances. She is passionate about South Africa and believes in the power of art, culture and the strength of her generation to shoulder the future. She also carries a passion for social development and justice and believes that the ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program will instil in her the necessary skills to develop social projects that seek to alleviate the institutionalised oppression of marginalised people.