Wired4Women - Advisory Board Members
Nomonde Ndlovu

Nomonde Ndlovu, Head of Governance & Reporting – Absa

Nomonde is the Head of Governance and Reporting for Absa’s Group Engineering Services, one of the largest divisions at Absa Group. She is an accomplished executive with extensive experience within the tech space.

Passionate about women in business and working with young talent within the technology industry, Nomonde coaches and mentors young people to inspire them to pursue careers in technology and engineering.

Mandisa Ntloko

Mandisa Ntloko-Petersen, CMO – BCX

Mandisa is a seasoned marketing professional who is passionate about brand strategy and content marketing. With more than 25 years in the profession, she is not afraid to get her hands dirty to get the work done.

Mandisa is an empowering leader who believes in the importance of working within a collaborative environment.

Caryn Berman

Caryn Berman, Business Development director – Brainstorm

Caryn is a versatile, well-experienced marketing and business development professional. With 20 years in the media sector, Caryn has established the Brainstorm brand firmly in the market as the first choice for B2B marketing.

Brainstorm is the magazine for decision-makers and offers content on burning business issues that is fresh, controversial, independent and valuable.

Kelebogile Mosiane

Kelebogile Mosiane, CTO – Airports Company of South Africa

Kelebogile is the CTO at ACSA, with a career that spans across leading South African and global organisations.

Professionally, Kelebogile exemplifies South Africa’s dynamic new breed of executives – energetic, hard-working and well-networked. She is currently embracing the journey of digitising the airports with ACSA.

Itumeleng Makgati

Itumeleng Makgati, Group CISO, Standard Bank

Seasoned IT, business, and systems integration Executive, Itumeleng Makgati boasts nearly two decades of expertise in her field. Itumeleng Makgati, Group Executive – Information Security at the Standard Bank Group provide strategic vision and leadership of the Information Security Shared Services across the Group, subsidiaries and ecosystem partners, supporting information security initiatives, the associated decision making, to protect sensitive data and systems from infiltration or misuse. She is passionate about building diverse high-performance teams that thrive in the face of adversity.

Philile Mkhize

Philile Mkhize, Technology Divisional Executive, Corporate Functions – Liberty

Philile is an IT change-maker who is passionate about the convergence of technology and humanity. She is a standing Doctorate candidate specialising in Entrepreneurship.

Philile is a head judge for Technovation, a USA based non-profit organisation backed by Big Tech companies like Google and Salesforce. Technovation inspires young girls in STEM across the globe.

Khathu Sibanda

Khathu Sibanda, CIO – University of Joburg

Khathu is a disciplined and results-driven IT executive. Her success lies in her perceptive decision-making skill, strong ethics, natural aptitude to lead multi-cultural teams and her ability to define new strategies that drive growth.

An avid reader with a passion for family and her community, she also drives CSI initiatives for disadvantaged schools and orphanages.

Kume Luvhani

Kume Luvhani, Co-founder and Executive Director – Vaxowave

At just 29, Kume made directorship at Absa becoming one of the youngest executives at the bank. Her passion for business enablement through innovation led to her co-founding Vaxowave, a technology company in 2018.

She is a passionate advocate for literacy programmes in SA, developing the youth and developing talented women in leadership. She helps to equip rural schools with essential school supplies and dedicates a large portion of her free time to mentoring young people.

Helen Nicholson

Helen Nicholson, The Networking Company

Helen has been called the ‘Queen of Networking’ by many of her clients. She began her career as an accountant and has evolved into her current role of CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of The Networking Company.

A passionate connector with international corporate experience. She has written two best-selling books, and ran the New York marathon in 2011.

Nonhlanhla ‘Noni’ Tshabalala

Nonhlanhla ‘Noni’ Tshabalala, Virtual Channel Enablement - Absa

Noni is passionate about digital transformation and driving strategy execution.

Noni has over 10 years’ experience working across various industries, the majority gained in financial services. She joined Absa in 2013 and has risen in the ranks as a result of her commitment to excellence.

Traci Maynard

Traci Maynard, Microsoft Executive – Axiz

Traci is a results-driven executive offering a strong combination of business acumen and marketing flair. She is a motivational leader who can optimise individual performance while sustaining a strong team spirit. With valuable international network of professional relationships in the technology sector, Traci is also a persuasive negotiator.

Joni Peddie

Joni Peddie, CEO – Resilient People

As a behavioural strategist Joni focuses her work in the field of mental and emotional resilience and wellbeing in the workplace.

Besides speaking at conferences and writing books, Joni is an avid trail and road runner with five comrades marathons and six 2 Oceans ultra-marathons under her belt.

Denisha Jairam-Owthar

Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar, CIO – City of Johanesburg

Dr Denisha is the Chief Information Officer at the City of Johannesburg for Metro Services. She leads many critical digital initiatives to enable the City of Johannesburg to be at the forefront of the 4IR for Smart Cities in this country and on this continent, using converging and emerging technologies. She has lead the City from a technical IT perspective to deliver on latest ERP systems technology that will enable the City to be mSCOA complaint per National Treasury Regulations, using cutting edge technology in the public sector.

Thato Sopeng

Thato Sopeng, CIO African Bank

As a proven leader in Information Technology, with twenty years of experience in the field, Thato is an alumni of Rhodes University and University of Pretoria with a Computer Science and Masters Degrees. Thato has honed her skills across various domains of IT (Infrastructure & Operations, Software Engineering, IT Service Management & IT Portfolii Management). This experience was gained across several industry verticals (Financial Services, FMCG, Telecommunications and Public Sector). She s currently the head of Technology at African Bank responsible for overseeing the Branch Network's technology strategy and enabling it with leading technologies and capabilities.