In honour of extraordinary women change agents in our society, we will be sharing podcast sessions with some of our women Fellows where we will delve into conversations to know them better and find out what they have been up to. Do not miss out! #WomenOnTop #WomensMonth #LetIntegrityLead.
Dr Mothomang Diaho
To kick off our #WomenOnTop podcast series for Women’s Month, we had the honour of having a quick chat with Dr Mothomang Diaho
, who is the Founder and Medical Director of Lifestyle Clinics Spiral Aloe (Pty) Ltd and one of the founding members of TEACH South Africa. She lets us in on her life and her going back to her first love of wellness and preventative medicine.
“Its much more at a grassroots level where empowerment is so critical. Empowerment of women is so interconnected with financial empowerment.” Class III: Seriti Fellow and managing director at The Bomb Shelter, Desiree Markgraaff
, talks about how the organisation was formed to effect change and tackle pertinent issues faced in our communities. She also gives her views on how financial independence gives women the ability to empower themselves.
“One needs to create an enabling environment for women if you have the power to do so.” Bongiwe Njobe, founder and executive director of ZA NAC Consulting and Investments, and Class 1: Inaugural Class Fellow, walks us through her career path, her new role at First Rand where she is the head of social investing to develop a social impact story and empowering women in the workplace.
“I choose to believe that no one wakes up consciously wanting to discriminate.” CEO of Systemic Logic Group and Class VI: Dinatla Fellow, Audrey Mothupi
, tackles issues of discrimination and unconscious bias; and how becoming an ALI fellow gave her the courage to start her own company and live up to the fact of her being a change agent.
“I went through a lot of adversity, pain, change during the ALI programme…it’s been wonderful because from the ALI programme it became like sisterhood.” Regional managing director of Duke Corporate Education and Class VIII: Mahube Fellow, Sharmla Chetty
speaks to us about how the ALI fellowship programme has been a source of support during hard times and a space that has challenged her to effect change in society.