Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government

Nisha maharaj, CEO of Niche Integrated Solutions, scoops a double award at the Ceo global Africa's Most influential women in business, winning the SME category at country level and also at SADC South Regional level.

As a regional winner, she will be automatically qualified as a finalist in the Continental award in the SME category.

Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government (MIW) has been a flagship recognition platform since CEO Communications' inception in 2001. With the aim of being a platform for the upliftment and celebration of the achievements of women, MIW has come a long way. The platform has developed into a sustainable annual programme that recognises the achievements of women across the African continent. The programme now covers all regions of Africa to celebrate women's contributions to the economic sector in which they operate, their communities and economic development.





Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

As the nation celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this month it is imperative that we recognise women for their achievements not only that but also celebrate their contribution in the world of technology. With gender diversity especially in ICT being an ongoing challenge, women have to constantly prove their capabilities and strengths. More women are providing ideas that are disruptive and use these to make meaningful change in people’s lives .

Women have confidently made their mark in a fast-paced, ever-evolving sector and they continue to empower other women as they move along the corporate ladder. Organisations such as the Ghana Code Club a volunteer led, after-school digital fun club that equips children between the ages of 8-17 years with coding skills is one distinct example. This initiate is run by Erestina Appiah who is the founder and a leader in the IT sector Let’s take a look at some of the women, listed on Women in Tech Africa, who continue to be pioneers in this ever growing fast-paced industry.









IT Gurus: Top 6 Women Tech Innovators in Africa

Nisha Maharaj, South Africa

Founder of Niche Integrated Solutions, an ICT solutions company that brings innovative solutions to Africa, Nisha Maharaj is a South African tech entrepreneur. Niche Intergrated Solutions provides software solutions, ICT managed services and Training.

Nisha has accumulated service record of 20 years working experience within South Africa’s major listed companies ranging from the top four banking and financial services companies, to the telecommunications sector – of which more than 14 years she served at either executive management, general management or COO level. She is the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015.





NISHA MAHARAJ: WOMEN IN TECH ARE ADMIRED, GO AND MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!

Technology innovation is a buzz word across the continent. More investors are rewarding ideas that are disruptive and can be used to make meaningful change in people’s lives. Yet looking through lists of top African tech companies, you may need help finding the women. Enter Nisha Maharaj, the founder of Niche Integrated Solutions which sets up strategic partnerships and innovation platforms in South Africa.

Nisha readily dishes info on the South African tech scene and what it takes to succeed as a woman in tech.






Nisha Maharaj

Soouth African Founder Of Niche Intergrated Solutions

Intergrated Solutions, an ICT Solutions company that brings innovative solutions to Africa, Nisha Maharaj is a South African tech entrepreneur. Niche Intergrated Solutions provides software solutions, ICT managed services and Training. Nisha has accumulated service record of 20 years working experience within South Africa’s major listed companies ranging from the top four banking and financial services companies, to the telecommunications sector – of which more than 14 years she served at either executive management, general management or COO level. She is the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015





TT100 awards show innovation is alive and thriving in SA

Winners of 2016 TT100 Business Innovation Awards help overcome SA's unique challenges

Despite widespread pessimism over South Africa’s skills shortages and economic prospects, the country has a thriving culture of business innovation capable of flourishing in adversity. This was abundantly clear at The Da Vinci Institute / TT100 Business Innovation Awards Programme, where the quality of the award winners revealed the depth of innovation in South African companies of all sizes, from emerging and small enterprises to medium-sized and large companies. Here are the 2016 winners and finalists in each category:





Woman of the Future 2017

The women in line for this award are over 30 and have been in business for longer than 1 000 days. The finalists are:

Top finalists for 2017 FAIRLADY Women of the Future Awards announced

The entrepreneurs who entered the 2017 FAIRLADY Woman of the Future and Rising Star Competition, as well as their businesses, will be featured as the top finalists in the 2017 August issue of FAIRLADY.