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Let’s celebrate the South African women making waves in the e-commerce space. These remarkable women are starting businesses, embracing changes in the retail landscape, and raising their voices for other women. Here are seven South African women in e-commerce to watch out for.
Manack is Master Trainer and Founder of iTrain, a proudly South African movement aimed at empowering women through fitness and muscle building. Manack, sports scientist, nutrition consultant, fitness and lifestyle coach, has always been passionate about helping women through health and fitness.
Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is a motivated professional with extensive experience working in Europe and Africa. She is a strong advocate for women in technology, leads diversity and inclusion for PayU Africa and is the chair of the Ecommerce Forum of South Africa (EFSA).
Pandor is the co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth and one of the foremost women in South Africa’s tech industry. SweepSouth is an online platform used to book, pay for, and manage home cleaning services. Pandor was recognized as Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South African in 2012, and with an SA Women in Science Award. She is a former molecular geneticist.
Sibiya’s in-depth knowledge of the IT industry spans 21 years. Currently, she leads the strategic operations that bind ICTworks together, ensuring it is one of the leading ICT providers across Africa. ICTworks is a leading community for international development professionals. It is committed to showing how new and emerging technologies can accelerate social and economic development.
“There is immeasurable untapped potential in Africa. My mission is to develop our presence by developing solutions specific to Africa for our clients. ” Annette muller
Muller is a seasoned technology entrepreneur currently working on her latest Flexyforce.com business. Flexyforce is an innovative cloud-based B2B software company used by companies like Showmax, 2Stories and BiB Africa to manage vendors, freelancers, contractors, service providers and creatives. Previously, she founded DOTNXT, one of South Africa’s premier innovation consulting firms. Muller holds a degree in Business, Finance and Marketing from the University of Cape Town, and is a sought-after international speaker and passionate entrepreneur. It strives to bring flexibility to the world of work.
“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. ” Annette muller
Parkinson, founder of Eat to Thrive, promotes sustainability and healthy relationships with food. During the 2020 lockdown, she took her offer online and started virtual cooking classes. She teaches her audience to be creative with food, using simple, whole foods that people can find in their pantries.
“I want to be part of the solution. I want to educate people; to empower them through the way they choose to eat. It has such a transformative impact on health and quality of life.” Arabella Parkinson, eat to flourish
Dallas is the co-founder and CEO of Future Females, a movement that inspires women entrepreneurs and supports their success. Future Females provides a platform where women can connect, collaborate and inspire, and access the resources they need to be successful.
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