Aquila Ledbetter Founder
Afrisource Managing Member, Managing Director
Aquila Ledbetter is the founder of the Afrisource Innovation Center. Ms. Ledbetter has been working with distressed communities for over 20 years. Ms. Ledbetter has a professional background in teaching, community mobilization, Performing Arts, and Information Communication Technology. Ms. Ledbetter has worked with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, governments, and mentorships that advocate for youth development and information technology such as The Salvation Army, US Peace Corps Namibia, Office of Chief Technology, DC Public Schools, and the Fannie Mae Foundation. For over 10+ years Aquila has been recognized for her grassroots efforts by a wide range of media locally and internationally such as the Washington Post Magazine, The Washingtonian, WAMU Radio, Priority (The Salvation Army), the Namibian Newspaper, The New Era, and recently Shipifm Radio in Northern Namibia. The common message found in all articles written about Ms. Ledbetter is her passion for the youth and economic empowerment. Ms. Ledbetter received her Bachelor’s of Science in 2003 (Psychology) from the University of the District of Columbia. While attending school and afterward she has completed several Industry-standard certifications in MCSE, Security+, and Project Management. Currently, Ms. Ledbetter is a 2017 MA Candidate in International Policy and Management: Sustainable Development at World Learning, SIT Graduate Institute in Washington DC. She has successfully completed her economic development internship for Namibia’s Ministry of Urban and Rural Development. Ms. Ledbetter enjoys bringing people together, poetry, playing the alto horn, and being a mom.