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WOLELA Council2018-07-01T13:24:58+00:00

WOLELA Advisory Council

The WOLELA Council is an Advisory Board made up of women lawyers who reflect the diversity of our membership. The Council gathers twice a year and thereafter provide their feedback via written summary directly to the Founder who shares it with the members.

Amanda Lamond
Amanda Lamond
Director of the Centre for Integrative Law & founder of WOLELA.
Amanda Mashoko
Amanda Mashoko
Ex Administrative Assistance for the Public Protector’s Office, currently establishing a law student mentorship programme and various other entrepreneurial/ legal ventures.
Janet Taylor-Hall
Janet Taylor-Hall
CEO of Cognia Law, a next generation legal service provider to corporations and law firms.
Belinda Mapongwana
Belinda Mapongwana
Belinda Mapongwana, founding partner of Mapongwana Attorneys, a black woman-owned boutique law firm based in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Chantel Reddiar
Chantel Reddiar
Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance and Group Company Secretary for Woolworths Holdings.
Nkebe Kanyane
Nkebe Kanyane
Nkebe is currently in the forensic investigation department of Nedbank. She was Chief Investigator at the department of Good Governance and Integrity in the Public Protector’s office.
Louisa Zondo
Louisa Zondo
Board secretary and Chair of Oxfam South Africa’s Funding Committee. She’s held many senior roles from SAA, SASOL, various NGO’s and was founding CEO of the SA Human Rights Council.
Ayesha Seedat
Ayesha Seedat
An Associate Partner at Blaq Inc, she has held Senior Legal management portfolios at SENTECH, LaFARGE, AFROX, Zentiva, Abafazi, Terma and Sanofi-Aventis, and was an independent non-executive Board member for Monash University South Africa.
Nicky Sher
Nicky Sher
Training & Skills Development Manager at Hogan Lovells and an ex lawyer. She will be joining the WOLELA Council in her personal capacity.
Annabelle Thomas
Annabelle Thomas
Head of Legal at Sun International.
Bame Tumelo Modimogale
Bame Tumelo Modimogale
Customer Marketing Manager for Coca Cola, and finishing her LLB.
Kai-Lie Chen
Kai-Lie Chen
Owner of Kai-Lie Chen Attorneys, a Corporate Commercial law firm with more than 20 employees.
Kirsty Simpson
Kirsty Simpson
Director in the dispute resolution department at ENSafrica.
Wendy Ward
Wendy Ward
Executive Coach and Resilience expert, who has facilitated WOLELA JHB for 2 years.
Professor Justine Limpitlaw
Professor Justine Limpitlaw
Adjunct Professor at Wits, an independent communications law consultant.
Natasha Pramchand,
Natasha Pramchand,
General Counsel, Massmart (Makro)

International Members

Leslie Richards-Yellen
Leslie Richards-Yellen
Immediate Past President of the National Association of Women Lawyers, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, for Hogan Lovells The America’s.
Dr Artika Tyner
Dr Artika Tyner
Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at St Thomas University, Minnesota.