Mpho Sekwele has over ten years of corporate work experience in the retail industry, specifically focusing on retail planning and buying functions, strategic business planning, and project management for Blue Chip retail companies. In 2017, Mpho spent the year living abroad in Europe and the USA, to hone her business and entrepreneurial skills. Mpho holds an International Executive MBA from IEDC Bled School of Management (Europe), a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and an Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). She is passionate about education and is a co-founding member of Bantu Hikers; a non-profit organization which offers first generation students in South Africa a wellness, networking and mentorship platform; with the aim of reducing high university drop-outs and consequently increasing youth employability. The Bantu Hikers platform uses hiking as a metaphor for personal leadership and advocates for the occupying of uncharted spaces. Mpho has been profiled South Africa’s 200 Young Leaders, 2016 in the Mail and Guardian publication and is a 2017 Dartmouth College (USA) Fellow of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative. Mpho has been a speaker at the 2017 Women Leaders, Agents of Change in Africa conference as well as the African Economic Forum hosted at Columbia University. Mpho plans to continue empowering the youth and to create entrepreneurial opportunities where African products and services can thrive globally through her eCommerce platform- SintuOnline.com.