About Us

About Women Leaders South Africa

Women Leaders South Africa is underpinned in the belief of knowledge sharing, mentorship and leadership and aims to create a valuable platform for current and emerging young South Africa female leaders to network through effective solution-based conversations, tackle adverse social norms and promote positive role models and female leadership advancement.
We advocate for women to be in the forefront of leadership positions.

The quality of women’s talent and leadership has been publicly cited as very important to business – the skills and experience that women bring, including knowledge gained outside of the workplace, has proven to be essential in strategic decision-making and in ethical, sustainable enterprise and rebuilding our countries and economies.

In order to tackle inequality effectively, South African companies and organisations need to bring women issues to the forefront of their strategy.

Women Leaders South Africa is underpinned in the belief of authentic and servant leadership, knowledge sharing and mentorship.


WLSA believes in cultivating and strengthening women’s leadership through the establishment of support projects that will enable women to be effective members of society and participate in national decision-making processes.


WLSA is taking the lead in embracing youth, girl-children and young women’s unique capabilities by encouraging them to dream without gender limitations and mentoring them to succeed in any role they choose—even those that do not exist as yet.


WLSA aspires to break the cycle of exclusion and vulnerability by empowering girls and young women with relevant knowledge and skills that will not only change the trajectory of their future, but that of their communities as well.

Our Call To Action

The Founder

Nandi Jiyane

An Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen Scholar. Internationally published BA International Relations and Diplomacy graduate perusing a second qualification in Gender Studies through the Gender Institute.

Nandi is an advocate for Gender Equality. She holds a diverse acumen in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), corporate communications and project management. She forms part of the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Transformation and Women’s Forums, where she contributes to the achievement of an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace.
In 2020, she founded Women Leaders South Africa for current and emerging women leaders to connect, inspire and empower each other. Parallelly, Nandi runs her own non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to break the cycle of exclusion in vulnerable communities.
Through her passion for sustainable impact, she shares the boardroom with thought leaders as the youngest board member of Child Welfare Tshwane.

Meet Our Team


Project Manager

A Bachelor of Social Work graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand with a major in Sociology. Tshiamo started her career journey with Women Leaders South Africa, as a Project Coordinator Intern. She now holds the position of Project Manager within the organization. She is passionate about promoting human welfare and social reforms through community development projects. She believes in the theory that to bring substantive and sustainable change in society we need a holistic intervention approach that will not only focus on improving the society’s standard of living but also brings the economic, environmental, and cultural development and growth.


Project Coordinator

Thabang obtained Bachelor of Arts in Health Science and Social Development, majored in Psychological Counselling Studies from the University of South Africa. Passionate about behavioural changes interventions. She has 5 years’ experience in implementing programs (HIV prevention, sexual reproductive health, gender-based violence and substance abuse). Currently perusing BA in project management. She has found out that communication is one of the crucial elements in this field and is seeking a professional platform to leverage her knowledge and expertise for her future endeavours.


Campaign Coordinator

A Bachelor of Social Science in International Studies and Media and Communications graduate from Monash University. She had an opportunity to pursue a short course in brand management from University of Cape Town. Her personal Character is of professionalism, self-drive and independence. As a humanitarian, she leads with empathy and inclusivity. She enjoys work that is challenging and will continue to apply herself in meaningful and impactful ways.


Digital Marketing Coordinator

Karabo is a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences graduate, majored in International Studies and Gender Studies from Monash University Malaysia. Currently pursuing Bachelor of Arts Honours in Social Policy (Community Development) at the University of Johannesburg. She has a passion about conducting peaceful, impactive initiatives and relation through community work that enable communities to learn more about sexual reproductive health and rights, focusing on comprehensive sexuality education, body autonomy, intersectionality as well as consent. Karabo is a good researcher, well-articulated in her thoughts and a good communicator, who one day would like to be a Policy Advisor focusing on SRHR.



A Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate, currently pursuing her master’s in Professional Counselling in Monash University South Africa. Nomzamo is passionate about learning, and she lives by the words “You never know what useful thing you can learn, and one is always learning.” She believes that it is important to be helpful to others in a way that helps better their lives. She is positive, creative, and able to adapt easily. She is willing to learn, and she is also a fast learner. She shared some of her interesting activities she likes to do when she is not working and studying, which is cooking, baking, reading, music and travelling.



Poelo completed Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies Majoring in Corporate Journalism, Marketing Communication, Corporate Communication and Telecommunication from University of Limpopo. He also posse’s social media as source and platform certificate from Institution for the Advancement of Journalism. He obtained certificate in writing for Media and Online Platforms from Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa. Poelo has undivided love for writing and social media driven by a passion to educate, inform and raise awareness.

Donate to the Women Leaders foundation


Make a contribution towards our Girls Empowered project by donating an amount of your choice to the following banking details:

ABSA: WLSA Foundation
Account number: 40 9882 9121
Acc type: Business Cheque
Branch code: 632005