OUR VISION & MISSION
Inspired by our determination to bring an end to gender-based violence and advance innovative solutions for empowering women and ending patriarchy.
The WISE Collective is a strategic power broker bringing together the right constituents, resources and solutions to challenge the status quo and bring transformative change to social challenges.
We work with our partners to build the capabilities that enable institutions to achieve sustainable advantage. We are shaping the future. Together.
WHO WE ARE
The WISE Collective is an advocacy organization and social enterprise initiated by African women whose sole purpose is to bring innovative solutions to the market that will prevent and address challenges in advancing women’s safety from gender-based violence and overall oppression from patriarchy.
We are unapologetic feminists, determined to transform society through sustainable innovative solutions with a deep commitment to social causes. #FeministsAtWork
Meet the Directors
WISE in full mean Women Inspired Solutions for Empowerment. With this said, these are the women behind WISE 4 Afrika.
MOTSEHOA BRENDA MADUMISE-PAJIBO
Madumise-Pajibo is a legal consultant with over 25 years’ experience in business development, operations, strategic planning and transformation. In addition to leading an investment company (focusing on mining, PPP’s, financial services and hospitality) she has also served as Chairman of various organizations’ boards, including but not limited to, Business Unity South Africa, CATHSSETA, NHBRC, Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), and Johannesburg Hospital ( now Charlotte Maxeke).
Mgobozi is South African entrepreneur, passionate about challenging institutionalised barriers to entry and advocate for meaningful inclusion of women within the ICT industry. She works with young innovators in developing technologies for social change.
ONICA NONHLANHLA MAKWAKWA
Makwakwa is an advocate for digital inclusion and brings 25 years of experience at the global level in public policy, advocacy, and fundraising for women’s and civil rights issues. She chaired the policy portfolio which led the collective effort of development the 24 demands for #TheTotalShutdown marches on 1 August 2018. Ms Makwakwa serves on the Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) mandated through the 2018 Presidential Summit on GBVF.
SIBONGILE ANTOINETTE MTHEMBU
Mthembu is a teacher/ trainer and an activist advocating for equality and emancipation of women. She was fundraised and managed the finances of #TheTotalShutdown movement; which climaxed in #TheTotalShutDown marches on 1 August 2018.
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