Multiple award-winning Broadcast Anchor, MC, Motivational Speaker
Keynote | MC
Multiple award-winning Broadcast Anchor, MC, Motivational Speaker and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Leanne Manas, is a renowned leader on the South African media circuit. From Oprah Winfrey to Nelson Mandela, Leanne has interviewed an impressive range of public figures, heads of state, thought-leaders and local and international celebrities. She has also been at the forefront of bringing South Africans some of the biggest News stories over the last 2 decades.
Her professionalism in a high-pressure environment has been rewarded repeatedly over the years. Leanne is a four-time winner of People Magazine’s “Best South African Female Television Presenter” and three-time winner of You Magazine’s “Best Overall SA TV Presenter”. She is also the recipient of the Sunday Times/Elle “Most Stylish News/Actuality/Continuity Presenter” Award and You Magazine’s “Most Stylish Television Presenter”, among others. In 2019 Leanne was also awarded a special recognition from the Lebanese Government for her career and humanitarian work.
Her Motivational talks Center around “Achieving your Impossible” and confidence building in individuals and corporates.
Leanne is one of the few South Africans chosen to deliver a TEDx talk that drew on all the lessons learned from her dynamic career and the people she has had the privilege to interact with and meet as well as experiences from summating the highest peak in Africa to traveling to one of the remotest Refugee Camps in the world.