Our young women are from a diverse range of careers and educational backgrounds. The collective passion that our group holds is the desire to empower ourselves and our community.
Occupation: Marketing Consultant
Education: MSc ICT for Development, University of Manchester,BA (Hons), Vega; BSocSci, University of Cape Town
About: I wish to live in a world where racism, classism, sexism and all the negative “isms” cease to exist. An African continent that is a global thought leader, an African continent that attains “developed continent” status – because we can do it! Quality time with loved ones, reading, writing, traveling, concerts are among my favourite pastimes.
Occupation: Executive Assistant – Financial Services
Education: MPhil, University of Massachusetts Amherst; BCom (Honours); BCom Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), University of Cape Town.
About: I see myself as being a future business woman, a strategist and a mentor. I’m a strong believer of collaborating to make positive changes in society and business and I would like to be involved in women’s leadership and development in the country, the continent and the world.
About: Investment Banker advising on deals and transactions in various sectors across the African continent. My main driver is the emergence of Africa, economically and socially, accelerating its global dominance. Using my international experience and finance background I continue to make my contribution in this regard and aspire to play an influential role along with my peers now and in the future. I speak Chinese and have other passions that include women empowerment, food, fashion, reading, writing and travelling.
Occupation: Category Operations Management
Education: B.Bus.Sci Economics (Hons), University of Cape Town
About: One of the greatest passions is entrepreneurship and how it can pull used as a sustainable tool to pull many out of the grips of poverty. I have looked at various entrepreneurial ventures (social and business) and been amazed at the large impact what may seem like a small idea can have. The economist in me is also very excited about Africa and Africa in this moment in time. Our time has come as a continent and the eyes of the world are now on us.
Occupation: Investment Banker
Education: MSc Investment Management, Heriot-Watt University, BCom (Hons) Investment Management, BCom Finance, University of Johannesburg
About: I am passionate about the empowerment of African women, as the old adage goes “educate a woman and you will feed a village”. I hope to one day become a successful business woman and pass on some of the wisdom I have learned along the way to young men and women.
AYANDA SEPAMLA CA (SA)
About: I am passionate about people empowerment, mentoring, educating and learning. I am excited about the development and growth of our continent and aim to be a successful woman that contributes to the growth of our nation.
Occupation: Masters Student
Education: BA (Hons) Development Studies, University of the Western Cape
I appreciate the power and emancipation that education awards a person, that is where I envision my role in Africa. Combing the potency of ICT as a means to an end – education. I want to use what my education and experience have afforded me to teach, and be taught. Using my background in Development Studies and rural development, I hope one day I may be part of the change that comes to rural education and development.