The African Millennial, LeaderPreneur

MC | Keynote | Learning & Development | Global 

South African business speaker, entrepreneur and industry pioneer Mummy Mthembu-Fawkes is the epitome of entrepreneurial excellence and an example of women’s ability to succeed despite adversity. The self-taught corporate striver successfully climbed the corporate ladder being in specialist, strategic and leadership roles within the telecommunications and IT sector including senior Sales accounts manager for the largest telecommunications company in Africa and head of business development for South Africa’s second largest Internet Service Provider.

After a successful 14 years in the corporate world, she developed and launched her natural hair-care range Earthy in 2014 which is recognized and available in every province in South Africa, now venturing to the rest of Africa and beyond. Her humble beginnings fuel her passion to empower Entrepreneurs, fellow Africans and organisations into seeing the bigger picture by sharing the vision and influence that African millennials and women have on the continent. Mthembu-Fawkes strives to subtly change the misconceptions often portrayed about Africa. Hearing Mummy speak will open your mind to new possibilities and opportunities. She’s undeniably an authentic speaker and natural motivational storyteller who will immediately capture and keep the audience’s attention, taking audiences on a journey through her moving life story and offers insights into the impact Millennials, women, technology and conservation have on the continent.

“Mummy’s striking tenacity can be felt whenever she enters a room. She delivers her message in such a way that there is almost no way one cannot resonate with it – she’s worked hard from the bottom up in every area of her life and it’s evident in how she delivers her keynote. I thoroughly enjoyed Mummy’s talk and glad that we chose her. Mummy not inspired others with her story, she also set their will to do better on fire! I’m definitely keen to have her speak at our events again.” Zama Khanyisa – President – AWCA (African Women Chartered Accountants) 


  • African Millennials, first world thinkers
  • WOKE: Your business in the eye of the millennial
  • Lose it all and climb up again
  • Let’s agree to disagree: why diverse thinking can produce same thinking
  • Technology, Conservation & Women: The 3 that can change it all

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