ASHLEIGH DLAMINI

Mother | Wife | Sister | Daughter | Aunt | Friend | Mentor | Mentee | Life-long learner 

PERSONAL VALUES:

Honesty, Loyalty, Non-judgement, Fun, Ubuntu and Excellence 

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

To collaborate and partner with like-minded individuals and build a network of African powerhouses. In doing this, she stands guided by those who have walked this same path before her. She is also committed to ensuring that these learnings filter to those that are coming after her so that they may be able to see and go farther.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

Ashleigh is a seasoned marketing, business strategy and innovation freelancer with corporate experience in the Consumer Product Goods, Consulting and Real Estate sectors. Her mission is to establish and assist in establishing sustainable impact driven businesses that support social and economic value creation. She has managed national programmes, initiatives and campaigns at scale during the course of her career. The nature of all her work assignments has honed her skills in collaboration and resourcefulness as she was tasked with delivering results through the management and integration of diverse working teams.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Ashleigh is a member of Cohort 2 of the African Women in Entrepreneurship Co-operative, (AWEC) an initiative of the Centre for Global Enterprise which is sponsored by Bloomberg and a number of Silicon Valley companies. Her business is one of 200 businesses selected from across the African continent to participate in this initiative in 2019 – 2020. AWEC is a one-of-a-kind, high-touch business development learning program. AWEC focuses on applied learning and collaborative experiences to ensure immediate business impact and the creation of a pan-African network of entrepreneurs, experts and allies.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Business Administration (UNISA)

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Wits)

Social Entrepreneurship Programme (GIBS)

Master of Management in Innovation Studies (Wits) – Research Submission in progress