Guest: Lethabo Motsoaledi – Co-founder and CTO of VoycAI
Nam’Ngiyakhona Podcast Episode 8: If it’s going to be – it’s up to me.
Nam’Ngiyakhona is the podcast by the E-cubed Initiative of the Department of Education, that is inspiring young people in South Africa to be entrepreneurial. Creating millennial entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurials!
What does it mean to be entrepreneurial? We bring you incredible young people from across the country that are innovating, impacting, and disrupting their space for a better country and world. They are entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, entertainers and academic trailblazers and they are here to share their journey and tell us how they have been entrepreneurial.
This week we are joined by Lethabo Motsoaledi – Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of VoycAI. VoycAI monitors contact centre calls to identify potential risks, improve agent performance and ultimately ensure companies and their customers are treated fairly.
In 2017 Lethabo was awarded Mail and Guardians prestigious 200 young South Africans award. She was also included in the list of South Africa’s fifty most Inspiring Women in technology by The Kingdom which is Netherland’s InspiringFifty SA initiative. She was also profiled by Destiny Magazine in their annual Power of 40 list which showcases the 40 most influential women in business under 40. As of January 2018, Lethabo was ranked the 11th most influential young South African in 2017 by 100 Most Influential Young South Africans poll by Avance Media. Lethabo has been featured in Forbes Women Africa’s 2018 cover story as one of Africa’s Generation-Z Disruptors in the technology space.
Lethabo is a Geomatics engineering graduate (UCT) top of her class and was awarded the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) award for the best surveying engineering student across all Universities in South Africa. She is an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow as well as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (Class of 2016). She completed her bachelor’s degree in Engineering top of her class and was awarded the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) award for the best surveying engineering student across all Universities in South Africa.