The Networking Woman

The Governing Woman

The Healing Woman

The Guiding Woman

The Business Woman

The Mining Woman

The Harvesting Woman

Akhona Sass, 36

Akhona Sass, 36

Managing director
Intotek (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg

"Akhona Sass hopes that one day we can get rid of terms such as “the IT guy”, and has steadily been working to subvert the dominance of men in the IT industry by employing more young women at her company, Intotek. Sass became director and owner of the technology and...

Sandiso Ngubane | mg.co.za
Zinaschke Steyn, 33

Zinaschke Steyn, 33

Red-winemaker
Nederburg Wines
Western Cape

“It’s important to start from the bottom and not be scared to get your hands dirty.”

Shai Rama | mg.co.za
Siddika Osman, 43

Siddika Osman, 43

Chief executive officer
Nkgwete IT Solutions
Witbank, Mpumalanga

“Technology is a key enabler to propel Africa forward. If we can use technology to innovate, then we can reduce many of the struggles and inequalities we face.”

Loren Shapiro | mg.co.za
Nobukhosi Dlamini, 39

Nobukhosi Dlamini, 39

Founder and lead consultant
Bahati Tech and GIFT Foundation
Cape Town

“There is no reason why women in our communities cannot be trained to access global careers. The educational resources are available, and our young people are definitely talented enough to access them.”

Afrika Bogatsu | mg.co.za
Anela Mahamba, 31

Anela Mahamba, 31

Company founder
Kore Business Solutions
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

“If we can create a generation of great ethical, accountable leaders we can build businesses that are responsible and value people more than profit and that look after people’s mental health.”

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Daniela Bascelli, 44

Daniela Bascelli, 44

Global digital marketing specialist and business development lead
Daniela Bascelli International
Johannesburg

“I encourage and pursue a life of doing good and helping others where they cannot always help and support themselves in life’s different and very often tragic circumstances.”

Shai Rama | mg.co.za
Esha Mansingh, 35

Esha Mansingh, 35

Executive vice-president of corporate affairs and investor relations
Imperial Logistics
Johannesburg

Mansingh has shown how to use corporate power and influence to improve the lives of the women in her business, as well as in the broader community.

Anita Makgetla | mg.co.za