Professor Thuli Madonsela is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a lifelong activist on social justice, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance and the rule of law. Named one of TIME100’s influential people in 2014 and Forbes Africa Person of the Year in 2016, Prof Madonsela is one of the drafters of South Africa’s Constitution and co-architect of several laws that have sought to illumine South Africa’s democracy.
Dawn Nathan-Jones is a dynamic entrepreneur and accomplished businesswoman with a career spanning over 35 years. She is most popularly recognised for her role as the only female ‘ Shark’ on M-Net’s Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs convince five self-made millionaires – the ‘Sharks’ – to invest in their businesses. Dawn’s illustrious career started at the age of 21 when she joined Imperial Car Rental’s co-founders, Carol Scott and Maureen Jackson.
Redi Tlhabi is a highly distinguished South African Journalist, Producer, Radio and Television Presenter, Columnist, Award Winning Author and Moderator. Redi has facilitated debates on international platforms such as Aljazeera, BBC World News and The United Nations. Redi passionately tackles socio-political issues currently facing the globe; crime, corruption, foreign policy, education, politics and community issues.
Enid Lizamore believes SA is a country overflowing with opportunity. Economic stimulation is desperately needed, however, and small businesses and entrepreneurs are critical to filling this gap, she says. ‘Women are well-suited to this arena. We have many of the innate abilities that make entrepreneurs successful – creativity, managing multiple priorities, resilience and perseverance.’
Suzy Brokensha has been the editor of FAIRLADY for the past Fourteen years. Under her leadership, this iconic South African brand has grown and diversified while still retaining its authentic, original and passionately South African voice. Before starting her magazine career at Cosmopolitan magazine, Suzy lectured in Semiotics and Sociolinguistics at the AAA School of Advertising.
Mbali Soga has been at the helm of TRUELOVE magazine since 2018. Her leaderships saw the brand go from a print platform to a diverse number of platforms – namely experiences/ events as well as digital. She is the overall winner of the 2019 FIPP rising star award and currently sits on the FIPP Board. Mbali’ has worked for several local and international magazine titles namely – Cosmopolitan, Grazia and TRUELOVE Babe. She holds a BA degree in Journalism and Media management and is studying towards her MBA.