MEET OUR TEAM

Meet the women of P.O.W.E.R


KISSMEA NAUDE

[CEO & FOUNDER]

 

PROFILE AND VALUE

Effective and accountable in high profile executive roles

Overcome complex business challenges and makes high stakes decisions using experience-backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity.  Respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability.


Corporate strategy and development specialist

Characterized as a visionary, strategist and tactician. Consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth and revenue, operational performance and profitability.  Transaction background including startup financing and mergers and acquisitions and sale of company.


Consistently deliver mission-critical results

Driven by a visceral “hard wired” need to strategize, to innovate, and to disprove the words “it can’t be done” Gifted with the vision, determination and skills needed for high level revenue building and strategies and tactics


Strong orientations in operations

Participate in high level initiatives including infrastructure designs, process reengineering, turnaround management and reorganization.  As an innovative investor use instincts insight and judgment and timing to succeed no matter how tough the deal.


Respect and leverage human capital

Motivate, mentor and lead talented professionals.  Live the culture and lead by example. Direct cross-functional teams using interactive and motivational leadership that spurs people to willingly give 110% effort and loyalty.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERTISE

  • Visionary, Strategy, execution and leadership
  • P/L and Performance Improvement
  • Startup, Turnaround, Change
  • Capitalization Strategies
  • Deal Structuring and Negotiations
  • Financial and Legal Transactions
  • Purchasing and Negotiation Skills
  • Risk Management and Inventory Control
  • Cost Analysis Reduction and control
  • Growth Management and Business Development
  • Product Development and Roll out
  • Quality and Continuous improvement
  • Investor, Analyst and Board relations
  • Executive Advisory and Decision support

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • BUSINESS ANALYST AND SHAREHOLDER
  • MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • GENERAL MANAGER
  • DIRECTOR AND SHAREHOLDER

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of Steering Committee F.A.R.E.( Future of Agriculture and Rural Economy in Western Cape)
  • Board Member Western Cape Social and Economic Development Forum - With special portfolio of Women Empowerment - 2012 - Current
  • Vice Chairperson Metro Social and Economic Development Forum 2012 - current
  • CEO &Founder – P O W E R (Propagation of Women’s Empowerment Resources.)
  • Ceo & Co-Founder Smiling Li'l Faces
  • Head  – Business Engage (Inc Women in Finance) Cape Town - resigned Sept 2012
  • Committee member and Mentor – Women's  Property Network - current
  • Vice Chairperson - Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum
  • Director – Western Cape Women’s Investment Forum
  • Board Member – SGB Poslec Seta
  • Actively involved with the Chamber of Commerce CT 1997
  • Member of Committee for African Harvest Women’s Initiative Fund 2000
  • Board member for the Standards Generating Body for SAQA in the Poslec Seta 2000
  • Training women in the townships and disadvantaged areas in business skills for NGO Mengoss 1998
  • Finalist Wecbof Business Person of year award 1996
  • Committee member of ANC Economic affairs policy development 1994
  • Director and shareholder of subsidiary Bidwip (Bidvest and Wiphold) Nomtselane (Pty) Ltd 2001 - 3
  • Co-author International Book “Multiple Streams of Inspiration II”
  • Train the Trainer – UK sponsored by British Council
  • Worked together with British companies needing to send British nationals to companies in SA.
  • Done background checks for companies in UK as well as safety and arranged personal protection if needed.
  • Started Project – W.I.S.E. (WOMEN in security employment) UK based project

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Sponsored by British Council to investigate CCTV systems utilized in the UK and to bring this technology to SA.  This resulted in my appointment by the Minister of Safety and Security to the Poslec (Police, Private security, Military) Seta SGB.  Was part of the team that designed the street systems in central Cape Town.
  • Spearheaded professional training in SA via SITO UK for the Security Industry.
  • One of ten business people invited to have dinner with Minister Trevor Manual at his official residence
  • In 2000 I was the sole partner selected by Bidwip (Wiphold and Bidvest) to partner them in the Grandwest Casino contract.  I procured cleaning, hygiene, garment rental, staff supply to the Grandwest Hotel.  This was my biggest achievement yet.  I sold my shares 4 yrs later to pursue business on my own.
  • Voted Most Inspirational Woman of the month - August 2011 by Inspiring Women Magazine.
  • Nominated for Shoprite Checkers Business Woman of the year - 2012
  • Profiled on the SABC 3 on the program "The Power Within"
  • Member EDP (Economic Development Partnership) 2012

VOLUNTARY WORK

  • Metro Social and Economic Development Forum
  • Smiling Li'l Faces - Durbanville and surrounds
  • Marketing Manager Tygerberg Rugby Club (past)
  • Motivational workshops for young adults (matriculants)
  • Growing and empowering black disadvantaged women in townships
  • Business Advice and guidance - under privileged.
  • Currently on Committee/Initiative to skill and empower women initiated by Minister Marius Fransman -
  • Western Cape Social and Economic Development Forum

 

POSITION OPEN 

[CHAIRPERSON EVENTS COMMITTEE]

 

 

 

FATIMA RAZZAK

[SOCIAL MEDIA PR AND FUNDRAISING]

 

XABISA NYALASA

[NATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR]

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P.O.W.E.R envisions a world where no one is abused, poor, illiterate or marginalized...

where members of communities have full and equal participation in the processes that ensure their health, well-being and economic independence...

and where everyone has the freedom to define the scope of their life, their future and strive to achieve their full potential

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