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May 2018 Meeting
May 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Topic: The power of community & business to raise up a generation
What would you do as a woman if you had to lose 4 to 5 days of business every month because you had to stay at home? A normal healthy bodily function which carries much stigma and mystery is being brought to the fore by a project named PINK started in the Midlands. Join us to find out how a simple banana leaf has changed the lives of many women.
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Guest Speaker: Simphiwe Mntambo
Her professional experience spans 6 years in the private sector and working with non-profit organisations. Her career and high performance capability in strategy was established at Accenture South Africa, a Fortune 500 strategy and technology management consulting firm where she worked as a Management Consulting Analyst.
Simphiwe is highly skilled in business strategy, stakeholder engagement, public policy, communication and project management gained from 3 years supporting senior management as Corporate Affairs Trainee and Enterprise Development Specialist within the Corporate Affairs department at the South African Breweries (SAB). Simphiwe’s leadership and management experience is par excellence and demonstrated through various roles leading strategy, programme design and project execution for South Africa’s longest standing youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart and as a board member in her capacity as the National Student Chapter Chairperson in the Black Management Forum.
Simphiwe is an experienced and recognised social entrepreneur having been selected Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and Spark International for her entrepreneurial projects to solving major challenges in education and bringing people in their communities out of poverty in South Africa.
Her most successful business venture to date includes co-founding and leading brand growth and business investment of close to R1 million into Kgoshigadi Tradings, a social enterprise intended to produce biodegradable sanitary pads in local mini factories. Through her leadership, Kgoshigadi is an award winning social innovation business awarded 3rd place prize at the Innovation Hub Gap Medical Competition, Top 8 finalist in the City of Jo’burg Green City Startup 2016 competition for green businesses, Top 3 Winner of SLUSH Global Impact Award Winner in 2016 a prize sponsored by global pharmaceutical company Bayer and profiled in Destiny Magazine February 2017 issue.