Elizabeth Zalanga

Young Adviser

Elizabeth Zalanga


Elizabeth Zalanga is a Fellow at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. She manages the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment and partnership between the Foundation and the Minnesota Governor’s Office that centres the leadership and solutions of girls and young women.

Elizabeth served as an advisor to the 2022 Women7 (W7). Her policy and research experience centers racial and gender equity. She previously worked for the Congressional Democratic Women’s Caucus and in state government and campaigns. She is a UN Women National Gender Youth Activist.

Elizabeth is the daughter of immigrants from Northern Nigeria. She is based in the US Midwest. Elizabeth attended the University of Minnesota.