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We are delighted to be hosting a special online event with Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, a renowned South African entrepreneur, fashion leader and philanthropist. She is the Co-founder & CEO of the Motsepe Family Foundation, a leading African charity and was notably one of the first billionaires in Africa to make The Giving Pledge, donating over half of her and her husband’s wealth to charity. Together with her husband Patrice Motsepe, founder of African Rainbow Minerals, they are amongst the top 10 wealthiest black people in the world. The Motsepe Foundation has been commended for its success in empowering African women to be at the forefront of the continent’s development while its bursary program continues to provide funding for a first-rate education for disadvantaged African students, helping to overcome poverty on the Continent. Dr Precious is also the Co-Founder and CEO of African Fashion International, which empowers young fashion designers, proudly showcasing top African talent, and ran the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Brought to you by King’s Business Club, Oxford Guild, Oxford ACS, Cambridge Guild, LSESU BIG, Imperial Finance Society, Warwick Finance Societies and other leading university societies, the event is 100% FREE and open to all and supported by The Oxford Foundry.
Born in Soweto to teacher father and mother nurse she began her career in medicine, as a hospital physician and general practitioner. Dr Moloi-Motsepe authored a resource guide for women across South Africa, The Precious Little Black Book, and has produced the Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative South Africa. At the start of 2020 she succeeded Graça Machel as Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and sits on Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council.
Having grown up in the gross inequity of apartheid South Africa to become one of the most well known and inspiring philanthropists of that same country, Dr Moloi-Motsepe has seen and driven great change in both her personal life and the lives of those around her. As a result, she has a fascinating perspective on poverty, race relations and social impact. We are delighted to be hosting her and very much hope you can join us in hearing what she has to say about philanthropy and what lessons she thinks the Black Lives Matter movement can learn from South Africa’s experience with deeply fraught race relations and subsequent reconciliation.
The event will also serve as special keynote event for The Oxford Guild’s Infinity Diversity Speakers Series and will undoubtedly be one of the most unique, fascinating and topical events of the year giving you the chance to hear from and ask questions of such an interesting and high profile guest.