WOMEN’S MONTH: Female financial futures

Sat 8 Aug, 11h00

Author and personal finance coach Mapalo Makhu, Woman&Finance

Provincial General Manager at Absa Wealth and Investment Management, Hwalani Mabaso

SASI Chairperson, Prem Govender


The host for our #waystosave Women’s Month webinar, personal finance coach and author Mapalo Makhu, truly lives out the words of the African Proverb – educate a woman; educate a nation. Mapalo believes that even the smallest education on personal finance can make a huge difference in women’s financial future and wealth; after all, women are the bearers of generational wealth.

She is joined by SASI Chairperson Prem Govender and Absa wealth and investment management expert Hwalani Mabaso as they share key insights every woman should know to take charge of her financial future.

What you’ll learn:

  • Mother, wife, worker, life – making money work for you
  • Female entrepreneurship and the side-hustle
  • Changing mindsets on women and money
  • A man is not a financial plan – gaining financial freedom

About your hosts:

Mapalo Makhu is an award-winning Personal Finance Coach, Speaker and journalist and recently authored ‘You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich’. With a BCom Finance Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Mapalo founded Woman&Finance to educate and inspire women to take charge of their finances and make the best financial decisions. On a continental level, the universal appeal of her message has seen her collaborate with She Leads Africa to provide her unique brand of ‘jargon-free’ financial education.

Hwalani Mabaso is a Provincial General Manager at Absa (WIMI) Wealth and Investment Management. She is a Women in Tech board member, an international organization with a double mission: to close the gender gap and to help women embrace technology. Hwalani was a finalist in the Standard Bank 40 under 40 young achievers and in 2019 was listed in Mail & Guardian Women Changing South Africa. An advocate for women empowerment, Hwalani holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management and is currently pursuing Doctoral Studies at the University of Pretoria with a focus on Turnaround Strategy, Business Rescue and Entrepreneurship.

Prem Govender chairs the Board of the South African Savings Institute and the Financial Services Consumer Education Foundation. A Professional Accountant in private practice and a CFP® Professional, Prem is passionate about encouraging people to adopt good money habits and embrace a culture of saving. Prem holds a BCom (Accounting), MCom (Taxation) and an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

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