Amonge is a 17 year old upcoming creative, writer and youth activist. She is a leader and a young ambassador of national reformation. Her ideas and contributions as a youth marketer have been developing since her early involvement in the HDI Youth Marketing as a Junior Board Member. Amonge is passionate about cultivating young minds and stimulating youth entrepreneurship. She currently curates workshops of youth focus groups on various societal topics namely: Youth Activism, Women Leadership, Women and Children’s Rights, Non-racial and Non-sexist society, Youth Trends & Social Media, Evolving Culture, Generation Gap, Politics and Future possibilities etc. As she heads towards the end of her high school career, she plans on majoring in Social Entreprenuership in order to develop her tools to tell her generation’s stories and minoring in theatre because she is passionate about utilising the arts to mobilise nations.
Amor Herbst is a managing professional in a technology group of companies specializing in modernization technologies, cloud and customer relationship management. She focuses on intelligently transforming the way people work to enable them to serve their customers better.
Amor Herbst is a Microsoft Certified Professional - Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) with industry experience in Private Sector, Public Sector, NGO, Distribution, Customer Relationship Management. She has been involved in ICT for over 10 years.
Hawa Charfaray is the CEO & Founder of Training Excellence Africa & The Middle East. She is a renowned International Corporate Trainer, Motivational Global Speaker. Hawa is committed to community development through social responsibility efforts as an Inspirational Presenter. She is an NLP practitioner, Life Coach, Language and Behavior (LAB) Profile Practitioner, Inventory, Work Attitude and Motivation (iWAM) practitioner, Ecometric practitioner, Hypnotherapy Practitioner and Time Line Practitioner.
A Leadership and Transformation Meta-Coach, with a passion to supporting individuals and their organizations to achieve their highest and best outcomes. Kgobati heads a women's investment house aimed at sourcing and managing triple bottom line business ventures for women.
Her career has spanned two decades in the development of Social Development Policy, Strategy and Programmes- working with Governments, Parliaments, the United Nations, Development Agencies, Corporates, Civil Society groups, and Community-Based Leadership in Southern and East Africa. She has extensive experience in Stakeholder Relationship Management, including the workings of Governments, Donor-Government Relations and Public-Private Partnerships. She is former Special Policy Advisor to the Minister of Education; past Professional of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); past Senior Research Manager at the HSRC where she managed the development of Government and Community-driven responses to challenges such as HIV&AIDS and Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. She has served as Regional Consultant for a number of development agencies- including the Open Society Initiative for Southern and East Africa where she guides the development and implementation of evidence-informed strategy and programmes focussing on Civil Society Participation, and the meaningful involvement of Youth, Women and Girls in Programming
Good leaders seem to be a rare commodity, maybe because being a leader can be a scary undertaking in this era of social media-shaming. Most people have no formal leadership training and battle with feelings of inadequacy and fear of failing publicly. Kirsty talks about some of the things she has learnt from running her own entertainment business that have helped her overcome her fears and become a better leader.
An engaging facilitator, speaker, author and thought leader known for her insightful approach to being a modern corporate woman. Her brainchild, the successful initiative Beyond the Dress, is the embodiment of her passion to empower women. Beyond the Dress has worked with South Africa’s leading corporates and empowered hundreds of employees with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between work and personal life. Lori is married and lives in JHB with her 2 children.
Lori has co-authored Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman in conjunction with Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer.
Michelle Ntandoyenkosi van Onna-Green-Thompson is a farm-born writer with a passion for travelling. In 2016 she was nominated by the National Department of Tourism in South Africa as one of 20 upcoming women in Tourism. She was further elected as a Read to Lead ambassador by the Department of Basic Education in 2017. Her articles have been featured in Cresta Calling and her personal blog. It is her love for all that she has discovered through travel that drives her vision to get more people of colour to travel beyond their immediate borders.
Experienced human rights advocate with a demonstrated history of working in legal practice and research. Special focus on access to and protection of information, human rights and constitutionalism.