Archives: Speakers

Mpho Poeng
Mpho Poeng Community Host Biography Mpho is an energetic,  results driven individual, who is reliable and loyal. Her most recent achievement is completing a Project Management course from New Beginnings Acadamy and finishing as the Class Valedictorian. She enjoys challenge and loves working in teams. Mpho beliefs in associating herself with people who inspires her.
Bio Details →
Lesley D Williams
Lesley D Williams Co Founder Biography Lesley Williams is a director of the Impact Hub Association Board, founder and managing director of Impact Hub Johannesburg, a co-working space to support people to take ownership of tackling South Africa’s most pressing issues in an entrepreneurial way. Lesley designs and facilitates dialogue, learning and change processes with...
Bio Details →
Lana Lovasic
Lana Lovasic Co Founder Biography Lana is an Economic Development Practitioner and co founder of Simanye Group, a business offering Black Economic Empowerment  and Economic Development Consulting, as well as implementation of projects in the Social Enterprise space. She has varied experience in international investment and finance, marketing, education policy and management, and behavioral research. Lana...
Bio Details →
Elzabé Barnard
Elzabé Barnard Community Manager Biography Elzabé loves helping people. She has been in the innovation space for nearly 3 years assisting various companies set up the structure required to grow into successful businesses. With a B-Com in Communication Management, Elzabé beliefs in making a plan to get the job done, creatively finding solutions or doing it yourself....
Bio Details →
Vuyo Mahlati
Vuyo Mahlati Non-Executive Director Biography Dr. Vuyo is a serial social entrepreneur. She is currently President of the International Woman’s Forum South Africa. As a policy specialist, she serves on the Presidency’s National Development Plan and has been a technical advisor or facilitator of the UN’s Commission on the status of Women as well as...
Bio Details →
Alana Bond
Alana Bond Co Founder Biography Alana is a subject matter expert on B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment), transformation and economic development. She co-founded the Simanye Group and has over a decade of business strategy consulting experience, as well as extensive experience in the areas of job creation, procurement, and economic and enterprise development. Alana has a Bachelor of...
Bio Details →
Katleho Tsoku
Katleho Tsoku Director of User Experience Biography Having lived in various countries for over a decade, Katleho returned home to feed her big appetite for entrepreneurship. At the age of 25, Katleho opened up a boutique restaurant, Bliss, in Johannesburg that she conceptualized and managed. This is where her entrepreneurial and business development skills were...
Bio Details →