Kagiso Musi, 44

Kagiso Musi, 44

Group Managing Director
Meta Media
Johannesburg

An advertising powerhouse who strives to initiate change in an industry that is notorious for non-transformation. More black women are required in executive positions in the South African advertising industry. That’s according to managing director at Meta Media,...

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Yandisa Sokhanyile, 36

Yandisa Sokhanyile, 36

Founder of Konecta
Konecta
Johannesburg

The businesswoman who believes that the best invention in our country will come from rural communities as they invent for survival, without support and opportunities. For techie and entrepreneur Yandisa Sokhanyile, business has always been about making an impact in...

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Dorah Marema, 42

Dorah Marema, 42

Independent public health practitioner
Green Business College
Limpopo

The greening champion who is making sure that unemployed, underemployed, and those looking to augment their income have the skills to start and operate their own green business. A rare opportunity to work and learn alongside a social entrepreneur in Sri Lanka three...

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Marise Grobler, 47

Marise Grobler, 47

Manager
Urban Concepts
Woodstock, Cape Town

Marise Grobler believes in the power of women and the significant role they play at work and at home. She is the founder of Urban Concepts, an architecture and design company based in the Western Cape. The company has extensive experience working with sensitive sites,...

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Boitumelo Loate, 32

Boitumelo Loate, 32

Junior portfolio manager
36ONE Asset Management
Edenburg

Boitumelo Loate co-manages funds of over R3 billion and, as a passionate young woman who is not afraid to challenge norms and dogmatic thinking, she hopes to become a face of change. One of the few women working for a top hedge fund in the country, Boitumelo Loate is...

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Farah Fortune, 40

Farah Fortune, 40

Director
African Star Communications
Johannesburg

Being a powerful woman is only valid if you use that power to help other women; Fortune uses her work in public relations and events management to champion the development and talent of women, who are frequently sidelined in these male-dominated industries. Armed with...

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Yolanda Cuba, 42

Yolanda Cuba, 42

Group chief digital and fintech officer
MTN Group
Johannesburg

Cuba describes herself as a hands-on leader who’s constantly learning, tech-savvy and fearless in her decision-making — qualities that have served her well. Having travelled an already admirable career path, Yolanda Cuba now has a role that’s cemented her as one of...

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Moipone Nana Magomola, 70

Moipone Nana Magomola, 70

Chairperson of GIBB Holdings
GIBB Holdings Pty Ltd
Johannesburg

As a lawyer and leading businesswoman with a career spanning leadership roles in widely varied industries, Magomola has created positive change in her many spheres of influence. Moipone Nana Magomola’s career has taken her to leadership positions in a wide variety of...

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Mathabo Kunene, 80

Mathabo Kunene, 80

Executive Managing Trustee
The Mazisi Kunene Foundation Trust/Kunene Museum
Durban

For decades Mathabo Kunene has been building South Africa one business and foundation at a time. She is stalwart and has a wealth of knowledge she is using to build the country’s future powerful women. At 80 years of age, Mathabo Kunene does not plan on stopping...

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