Meet Nthabeleng Likotsi, The First Female Bank Owner in South Africa

Nthabeleng Likotsi

Nthabeleng Likotsi is the First Female Bank Owner in South Africa, Economic Empowerment Advocate, Founder and CEO of Young Women in Business Network (YWBN).

She founded the Young Women in Business Network (YWBN) in 2009 to facilitate the empowerment of women by bringing together a network of black professionals and businesswomen to share experiences in investing and business.

In 2015, she struck upon the idea of establishing the YWBN co-operative financial institution (CFI), a recognised entity capable of providing banking services to its members. On the 1st of June 2021, YWBN officially opened its doors to the public for Own the Bank Share Scheme. 

She is a board member of the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund that oversees the fidelity funds administered by law firms and has been a director of several companies associated with Lixil Africa, which operates brands that manufacture luxury sanitary fittings for kitchens and bathrooms.

Likotsi holds a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from Wits Business School and a postgraduate certificate in accounting from the University of Johannesburg.

We love to see women breaking boundaries. 

Thanks for leading the way, Nthabeleng. We are proud of you.

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