Young Women in Business Network (YWBN) is in the process of starting the First Women’s Co-operative Bank in South Africa that will focus on professionals, entrepreneurs and business people. With over 420 shareholders we have collectively invested over R4.2 million towards the formation of the YWBN Co-operative which qualifies us to be a Co-operative Financial Institution. Although men are welcome in this investment, the intention is to have at least 60% black women ownership as majority shareholders.
Ms. Nthabelang Likotsi
Ms Nontsikelelo Sisulu-Singapi
hIs the Chief Director at the Department of Women in The Presidency and she studied Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Dr Poloko Leotlela
Is a business strategist who is passionate about the YWBN brand and what it stands to achieve. He has been involved in several YWBN ventures and is a co-founder and director of YWBN CFI. He holds other directorships in small and medium enterprises. He graduated with a D.Phil degree, a certificate in Investment and Portfolio Management, and is a Member of both the Institute of Directors SA and the Sirdar Governance Panel.
Ms Yvonne Mashigo
is the Chairperson of both finance portfolio and women caucus at Steve Tshwete local municipality, she is a member of Municipal Public Account Committee (MPAC) and the Co-ordinator of both Sawid and Wiphold in the Province. Her passion is in women empowerment and gender activism.
Mrs Yonela Jeneto
is a qualified Charted Accountant, she obtained her CTA qualification at the University of Cape Town. She may be the youngest board member but she is ready to make billions for our country and fight with all she has got for this economy.
Ms Nthabeleng Likotsi
Is the founder and executive chairperson of Young Women in Business Network Holdings which has two other subsidiaries. She holds a masters qualification in entrepreneurship from Wits Business School and is now the Founder and Managing Director of the Young Women in Business Network Co-Operative Financial Institution.
Mrs Portia Mdekazi
Is the founder and CEO of a Construction company, Mzilikazi Site Solutions currently studying towards a qualification in Business Studies with the University of South Africa. Also a founder of the YWBN CFI.
Mrs Phumaphi Irene Thwala
Is the Chairperson of both finance portfolio and women caucus at Steve Tshwete local municipality, she is a member of Municipal Public Account Committee (MPAC) and the Co-ordinator of both Sawid and Wiphold in the Province. Her passion is in women empowerment and gender activism.
Education & Governance
Mrs Ntsiki Sisulu-Singapi
Is the Chief Director at the Department of Women in The Presidency and she studied Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Ms Kamogelo Masenamela
Is a co-founder of a charity based organisation named Visionary Cartel and she obtained an accounting qualification with the University of johannesburg.