Thato is a new breed of a business woman in Africa, an international award winning entrepreneur, author and speaker on a mission to inspire others to become intentional about their success. She has a BA in Brand Management from VEGA The School of Brand Leadership and started her career in New York working with American marketing guru and author Seth Godin. Upon her return, she founded Rethaka, a manufacturing company which Bill Gates personally recognised for its innovation: Repurpose Schoolbags.
Her pursuit to do work that matters, has seen her founding her second company, Seven Twelve, a high performance development agency. Through her efforts to make a dent in the world, she has been recognized on numerous platforms including being named “Innovator of the Year” by Forbes Women Africa, the Elle Magazine Impact award laureate across 6 continents, and in 2016 she became the youngest business woman at age 23, to appear on the cover of Forbes Women Africa. As a thought leader on hacking innovation in Africa, she has appeared on various stages as a keynote speaker in South Africa, USA, Austria and Belgium.