Shareholding Team

Investing in WOMEN in infrastructure IS development

Across Africa, investments are being make in infrastructure


Through partnerships, shareholding and collaborative arrangements, WINDE has access to over 2000 women in more than 16 countries across sub-saharan Africa

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Founder and Chair

Wendy Luhabe is a pioneer in the Economic Empowerment of Women with her revolutionary ideas which enabled South African Women to become Investors for the first time in the mid ‘90s, after South Africa became a democracy. She has Chaired and served on a number of diverse Boards in South Africa and overseas over the past 20 years, including becoming the founding Chair of South Africa’s International Marketing Council founded by President Mbeki more than 10 years ago. She is an Economic Activist, a champion for Social Entrepreneurship, a Mentor for younger generations and a recipient of numerous Awards and honors. She is a recipient of three Honorary Doctorates for her work with Women, is a former Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and was awarded the Lieutenant of the Victorian Order (LVO) by the British Royal Family in 2014. Wendy is married, has one son, and two grandchildren. She is a Thought Leader, an Author, an accomplished business woman. She is passionate about leadership development in Africa and inter-generational dialogue to find new solutions to Africa’s chronic problems.

Sharron McPherson

Founding Member Executive Director, Legal & Strategy

With over 25 years experience as an accomplished investment banker and former Wall Street attorney, Sharron’s focus within WINDE is in developing and implementing Strategies for financing WINDE’s participation in sustainable infrastructure and energy projects. She joins WINDE following positions as the Executive Chair ofthe Women’s Enterprise DevelopmentInitiative (WEDI), Corporate Finance Manager for Mettle Merchant Bank and is the former CEO of Tanaka Investments (South Africa). 

Ms McPherson is a Senior Guest Lecturer in Project Finance at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of. She was a Founding Member of New Faces & New Voices and is a member ofthe Brains Trust of United Success. She is a published author and speaks frequently at global events including TED,the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance.

Ms Khumo Ntlha


Responsible for the day to day running of WOESA as the the Chief Executive, Ms Khumo Ntlha, who was appointed in May 2007.She is passionate about community development and women’s empowerment. She received her education and training on social development at Wits and in Israel. 

Ms Ntlha worked extensively (15 years) in South Africa and outside the country. She has extensive experience in the international donor community and has sat on overseas donor boards and committees for a number of years. Khumo is also a skilled project manager, managing multi-million rand projects for international donors. 

Ms Ntlha also worked in the SADC region building the organizational capacity of NGOs. Before joining WOESA, she was a partner in a consulting company that focused on development for 7 years.

Ms. Madelein Mkunu

Founder and CEO, Leading Women
of Africa

Madelein Mkunu is the Founder and President of Leading Women of Africa, a pan-African forum that seeks to promote economic empowerment, new leadership and unity of women of Africa in order to achieve growth, stability and peace on the continent.She has spent 14 years in the financial administration of various South African companies such as Sun International, Western Province Cricket Club, and many more. 

It is her passion for African women and dream to see women empowered that have motivated her to abandon her career full of knowledge and expertise in demand through the world. She is also head of Feminar International and has a team of highly qualified and multi-lingual professionals based at the Head Office in Cape Town – South Africa.

Ms. Margaret Bango

Chairperson, Women in Logistics & Transport (WILAT) – South Africa

Margaret chairs the South African arm of a global forum within the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International whose main objective is to revolutionize supply chain in the logistics and transport. 

The long term objective of WiLAT South Africa is the acceleration of extreme poverty alleviation, gender equality and participation of women in the global economic stream through community activities, business procurement, mentor-ship, collaboration and teamwork.

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