22 Feb Mmabatho Mokiti, Mathemetician & Impact Entrepreneur
Meet Mmabatho Mokiti.
Mmabatho is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur with a passion for education and youth development. She started a career as an entrepreneur at 20 when she started a tutoring company; Mathemaniacs; while studying at university towards her BSc Mathematics degree, but soon realized that she wanted to serve disadvantaged schools and communities, which is when she decided to approach corporates to design CSI strategies which invested in bringing quality STEM education to rural and disadvantaged schools so as to get more black learners to study in the STEM industry.
With the growth of Mathemaniacs, Mmabatho has also moved into the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of corporates and social projects. She has serviced clients like Telkom Foundation, MMI Foundation, Fraser Alexander, IDC, Merryl Lynch, US Africa Development Fund on both strategy development and monitoring and evaluation.
Her list achievements include being recognized as one of Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2013, being named one of the 100 Most Influential Young People in South Africa in 2016 by Avance Media.
In 2016, Mmabatho was recognized by Forbes Women Africa as one of the Millennials to look out for in business in Africa. In 2018 Batho; as she is fondly known; was recognized as one the 50 Inspiring Women in STEM by the Embassy of the Netherlands. She has also been invited to Japan to moderate a panel on Women’s Participation in STEM and Business for G(irls)20 Summit, a summit leading up to the G20 in Tokyo, Japan in May 2019. Tune in to hear Mmabatho’s story and how she plans to further impact society.
Mmabatho believes in living a purposeful life and using her talents to serve others, hence her passion for DreamGirls Academy; a female empowerment and mentoring organization that empowers women through various impactful programmes that uses mentorship and skills development as a tool; which she co-founded with her friends in 2011,. The main objective of this program is to ensure that the girls complete high school and study further after high school, with a strong focus on getting girls into the STEM industry. Batho; believes in the power of education as a tool to break the cycle of poverty and is determined to use her talents and passion to make this possible for those who cannot afford quality education.
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Get to know Mmabatho Mokiti
What are the 3 words you would use to describe yourself?
Faith, optimistic, risk-taker.
What is your biggest fear about the future?
Having a society that is not living out their purpose and living to their full potential.
What would be the title of your memoir and why?
I did it my way!
What gets you out of bed every morning?
Knowing that I’m living my purpose and doing something I absolutely love. I get to serve with my gifts.
What is your definition of success?
Joy and being fulfilled and content with all that I do and have
One fun fact about you?
Despite my high IQ, I absolutely suck with languages. I travel a lot and every time I go to a country, I try to learn the basic statements; like, thank you etc and by the time I get there, I’ve forgotten. Don’t ask me to learn a language, you’ll be disappointed.
Contact Mmabatho Mokiti
Dream Girls Academy