COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA
Noluthando Mthonti is a financial services professional, a broadcaster, and an entrepreneur. She is a student at the Wits Business School pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Noluthando exited the formal corporate space in January 2019 to pursuit radio broadcasting an on a full-time basis. Through her involvement with various youth led organisations, Noluthando identified an opportunity to advocate for the SDGs in her community, this has subsequently led to her founding a consultancy that will partner with the South African private sector to support the SDGs through their Corporate Social Responsibility and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) compliance initiatives. Noluthando founded the Financial Consultancy (Pty) Ltd, an accounting services company aimed at servicing small businesses and start-ups.
During her time in the formal corporate space, Noluthando worked as an Enterprise and Supplier Development Consultant, advising mining companies on this specific mining charter requirement, as well as performing due diligences, screening, and recommending SMMEs to be funded.
Noluthando served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Youth Against Unemployment Working group founded by the Association for Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) along its strategic partners, AISEC, ABSA, BMF, and the AWCA. She also served on the ABSIP Student Development Sub-committee for 2 years, assisting young people in 13 Universities across South Africa in facilitating their readiness to enter the South African financial services sector. Through her various leadership roles representing young prospective female Chartered Accountants, the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) awarded her the President’s Ambassador Award at the annual Women of Substance awards in 2014 alongside UN Women Director, Dr Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka.
Noluthando is the incoming curator of World Economic Forum Global Shapers Soweto Hub and will represent her community in Geneva, Switzerland in September 2019. She is also a member of the South African Institute of International Affairs and a Zanele Mbeki Fellow. Noluthando is a passionate steward of the world and believes it is important to leave the world better than she found it, especially for girls and women.
Feminism is the world’s best bet – the unburdening of men and the process of reconciling women to their innate being, the rebalancing of the world as we know it.