An Author, a Personal & Business Brand Strategist and Coach, Lungisa is also a qualified Executive Coach and aims for nothing less than excellence. A compelling Keynote and motivational speaker. She graduated in Mass Communication at InHolland University in Amsterdam.
"Designing a Blueprint for Your Personal Brand"
Your personal brand is more than your reputation, it is how to purposefully and carefully craft the narrative of your professional life, so the world knows what you have to offer.
LUNGISA E SONQISHE
After graduating with a Business Science degree with Honours in General Psychology, Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, Heidi spent a year working in London, after which she started her career at Investec Asset Management. Two years later she left Investec and started at Coronation Fund Managers. Heidi is an active mentor at CFM.
"Getting the Balance Right"
The importance of Work/life balance as well as the Soft/hard skills and balancing being a woman in a male dominated industry
Global Head of Talent Management
Coronation Fund Management
Morag Wallace has a Bachelors in Education and started her career as a teacher. After teaching for 2 years in Cape Town, she left South Africa to explore the world. She spent 2 years in London, 1 year in Turkey and 4 years in California. After returning to South Africa and following another short teaching stint she found her way into recruitment. For the past 8 years Morag has worked with some of the top agencies in SA , eventually branching out on her own in order to have unlimited earning potential and to raise her 2 daughters as a single mom. Morag currently specializes as a Head Hunter for senior management positions.
"What you desire is on the other side of your fear."
Mandy holds a Masters Degree in Education, an MBA as well as a Certificate in coaching. Starting out as a remedial teacher, she soon moved direction into marketing. Mandy has worked for advertising companies, Peermont, Cell C, a bit on her own and currently Ooba Home Loans. She worked her way through the ranks from Account Executive to Head of Marketing.
"What is the Truth"
Often we are caught up in what we believe are our non-negotiable truths with which we navigate life. In many instances, these belief systems are based on little more than a narrative that has been passed along from generation to generation and never challenged for fear of rejection or abandonment
Head of Marketing
Ooba Home Loans
Lee has extensive business experience managing various disciplines within a broad spectrum of industries. Lee was instrumental in setting up the largest campaign at Call Force, which now employs over 1200 Consultants and has been running successfully for 5 years.
How your life can change in just one second, Lee shares her story.
Call Force Western Cape
Born in Hungary and becoming one of the first generations after 45 years of communism to own a passport, Abigel travelled the world alone. She met and married an Irishman and settled in Dublin where she studied Peace Studies. In 2005, they moved to Cape Town. With a passion for making a difference, she started Chic Mamas Do Care, which now has over 50 women volunteers.
"Women Creating Social Change"
The power of women when they get together for the greater good, the story of Chic Mamas.
Chic Mamas Do Care
Lyn is a bold, focused and relational leader, who values enabling leaders to embrace continuous personal and leadership growth. Above understanding the strategic Human Capital function, she values building relationships and learning from non-HR functions to have a systemic approach to solutions.
The traditional command and control style of leadership is disappearing from the business landscape for good reason. It lacks effectiveness and does not inspire anyone to deliver their best.
Talya runs therapeutic groups as well as private therapy sessions. Talya specializes in dealing with anxiety. She graduated with a BSocSci (Hons) from UCT as well as a BG(Cert) in Systematic Theory from the University of East London (UK). Talya is also a well respected professional in the media platform – she has appeared regularly on radio and TV programmes such as KFM, Cape Talk, Expresso and ENCA, as well as contributed a lot of articles in print media
"Dealing With Stress and Building Resilience "
As a well-respected professional in this area, Talya will give advice on this essential subject.
Family Therapist/Social Worker
Nobantu is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with her MSc (Clinical Psychology) with more than 20 years-experience in Human Capital in both private and public sectors. She has a passion for effective human capital management and has been instrumental in many successful projects at various companies. Over and above her role at Liberty, Nobantu is a member of numerous Professional Associations, these include HPCSA, IODSA, SABPP and BMF.
"How to Boost Your Confidence"
Divisional Executive Human Capital
Ncebakazi is a qualified Chemical Engineer who passed her degree Cum Laude with 23 distinctions. She has worked at various levels, from Operator to Senior Manager. Before starting Gee Consulting, she worked at Heineken, Nestle, SAB Miller, Cadbury, Unilever, Johnson Matthey, AECI and the Durban Institute of Technology.
"It’s Time to Take Control"
Taking control of your life in every area
Having worked as a senior Manager in the security industry and finding a passion in this area, Ntsoaki started her own security firm, making her one of the youngest black women to do so. Ntsoaki strives to commit to an uplifting ethos that promotes social economic change and progress amongst previously disadvantaged people in our country.
"Winning in a Male Dominated Industry"
exploring how to succeed as a woman and making a difference in the lives of others
Tanya studied BDietetics (UP), she believes it is her job to promote healthy living, something she enjoys doing as she feels like an artist. She creates healthy living and well-being by using the different colours of the rainbow in the form of food and different textures of artwork in the form of exercise and lifestyle. Tanya enjoys making a difference in the health of others.
"Self-Care and Professional Support Through Clever Nutrition"
Taking a holistic look at nutrition and the impact it has on your overall wellness.
After qualifying from Camelot International Academy, Cherie joined Dermalogica SA in 1995 as a young skin care therapist. As the brand Dermalogica gained traction in the South African market, so did Cherie’s career. In 2007 she became a partner in Dermalogica with CAVI brands and was appointed CEO. After many years in the driver’s seat, Cherie elevated to the company chairperson when her delightful son Christopher was born in May 2017.
Cherie shares her learnings around unlocking ones potential as a woman and how nothing is built without passion
Chairperson & Non-Executive Director
CHERIE TEN HOPE
After spending almost 2 decades in corporate software sales for Nashua, Sybase and SAP, Natalie took a sabbatical when having her first born to focus on the joy of motherhood. After a brief stint in an entrepreneurial software start up in 2017 she left the corporate world to have her second son Keiran and be a full time stay at home mom. After her baby, Keiran’s diagnosis of AML leukemia in August 2018, she has dedicated herself to raising awareness about childhood cancer and the critical importance of blood and blood products for sick and ill patients in South Africa.
"Finding Your Purpose"
A talk on affecting positive change
Karen started her career over 30 years ago, she has over 10 years lay counselling experience including telephone, face-to-face and trauma debriefing. She has worked as a volunteer counsellor at Lifeline and South African Depression and Anxiety Group. She completed Practitioner training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and has a Diploma in Counselling and Communication from the South African College of Applied Psychology.
3 Important tools to kickstart your personal stress management plan,
Certified Consultant & Franchise Owner
The Anger & Stress Management Centre
KAREN VAN ZYL
Toni studied Public Relations but started her career in the hotel industry and eventually marketing. In 2012, while going through a bad divorce, she took the plunge and started her own business where she helps others who want to start their own businesses and teach them the importance of personal branding and their online reputation and management.
"Building Your Personal Brand"
Toni will share how to create and maintain your personal brand.
Personal Brand Consultant
LinkedIn Specialist and Coach
After studying Human Resources, Sandy had a short corporate career before marrying her husband Cilo and starting a successful Portuguese Restaurant. After her friend lost her child to cancer, they started an annual fund raiser for children with cancer. This became Sandy’s passion and she started Cup Cakes of HOPE. Since 2011, they have helped over 1500 families with children with cancer to pay medical bills and daily expenses.
"Finding Your Why"
Sandy shares her story of that Aha! moment and realizing her purpose in life. She believes we all have a purpose, you just need to find yours.
Cup Cakes of HOPE
From jumping out of planes, cycling the karoo, to surf skiing on the ocean, to say Jacqui enjoys remaining fit is an understatement. She holds a Diploma in Marketing from IMM, a B-tech Marketing Degree, and she also studied at the Institute of Interior Design. Jacqui has had a colourful career, from banking, hospitality, electronics, teaching surf skiing and interior design.
After building a successful business in Cape Town and employing over 50 people, out of necessity, Jacqui moved provinces and changed the course of her life.
Jacqui Boyd Interiors
Through a series of circumstances, Kathryn was working at Teljoy in March 1993 at the launch of their Cellular division and the rest, as they say is history. Her education included a brief stint at Wits Business School in 1997. Her successful corporate career at Vodacom ended in May 2007, a week before the birth of her 6th (and last) child.
"Dealing With Adversity"
A road less travelled – this is Katheryn’s life story. We are all faced with debilitating loss at some point in our lives. Kathryn will encourage you to find some hope in how to choose to keep living, even when you really don’t want to.
Mother and Wife
Carol’s achievements are vast, she is a successful business owner with a string of qualifications, from a Bachelors in Social Science, Bachelor of Laws, Honours Degree in Psychology, Master practitioner in Real Estate, Post Graduate Diploma in Management, a Masters Degree in Arts (Psychology) as well as a qualification as a Life Coach. Over and above her impressive academic achievements, Carol was the winner of Cameo Miss Legs and Miss Universe South Africa.
"Doing Business as a Women"
Carol will share her experiences of building a successful career and challenges of doing business as a woman.
Managing Director & Business Owner
Eleni is the Executive Head of Enterprise at Vodacom KZN, she has worked at Dimension Data, Spar Group, CNA and Pure Pharmacy to name but a few. She returned to Vodacom in 2017 in her current role. A change agent who is not daunted by a challenge who has won multiple corporate awards for operational excellence. Eleni also has a passion for people and enterprise development and always applies learnings from her psychology and franchise management studies to her roles.
Disrupt yourself before you get disrupted.
Executive Head Enterprise
Dagmar holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Kiel University in Germany. After spending a decade in the Service and Retail industry, she worked at the German Economic Development Corporation as a Project Manager, where she offered support to start-ups as well as existing companies. Dagmar has an extensive corporate career and has also lectured and created workshops to assist disadvantage young people.
"How to Find Your Business Idea"
Ever felt like you would like to have your own business, but you don’t have an idea of what it could be?
Senior Funding Strategist & Managing Director
With a Master’s Degree in Knowledge Management and Leadership, as well as a Coaching Certification, GIBS Vodacom Executive Programme, this powerhouse mother of two is determined to make an impact on the fourth industrial revolution. Thelma has had a few positions at Vodacom, from Snr Account Manager, Sales Manager, leading a strategic acquisition team, in Tanzania for a Female short-term international assignment, to Executive Head positions.
Executive Head SME/Indirect Channel
AVHAATHU THELMA RATHOGWA
Nozie is an organized go-getter who has worked her way up from a casual worker at Woolworths to the MD of Nozibele Solutions. With over 10 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry dealing with prepaid metering and SMART solutions. Nozibele holds a Certificate in International Relations, and has training on women development from France. She is the founder and president of a women’s network called Circle of Influence. Nozie was the winner of the Best Women Entrepreneur in Electricity 2018 by Tropics Magazine.
"Getting The Balance Right"
Managing your time and demands of work as well as home life
Vino studied Accounting, doing her articles specializing in Financial Management and Internal Auditing. Vino joined LA Consulting Engineers as an administrator and steadily worked her way up the ranks to Associate, Financial Director and finally Managing Director. Life has dealt this consummate professional with many challenges, but she believes nothing is impossible through dedication, perseverance and hard work.
LA Consulting Engineer
With 22 years of experience in media, Cindy Diamond leads a top sales team tasked to craft multichannel advertising solutions for brands. Cindy is one of the founders of Mediamark and has been instrumental in its transformation from a radio sales house to a media results company drawing on the benefits of Radio, Digital, TV, out of home and Events. Under Cindy, Mediamark has won numerous industry awards and she was a finalist in the g2019 for the Woman of Stature Awards.
Group Sales Director
Jennifer studied and worked in London and then Boston USA in the 1970’s. She then returned to Durban, eventually opening the Jennifer Eales Skincare clinic in a spare room in her home, then into a tiny cottage in her garden. The clinic has grown into a 11 room clinic that it is today.