About Founder



Who is Mapalo

Mapalo Makhu is a Published Author of the book; You're Not Broke, You're Pre-Rich(published by Penguin Random House SA). She is an award-winning Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, the founder of Woman & Finance and a personal finance columnist for City Press.

She has a strong passion for working with professionals and entrepreneurs to get them excited about their finances and bring their financial dreams to reality.


Mapalo’s experience

Mapalo holds a BCom Finance Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, she founded Woman&Finance to educate and inspire women to take charge of their finances and make the best financial decisions for their current and future selves. She has over 6 years experience in the financial services industry.


Why Woman&Finance

Through the Woman & Finance platform, Mapalo has collaborated with some of South Africa’s best financial minds to create content and generate fresh and relevant insight into an area many feel unqualified to engage in. As a recognised thought leader, Mapalo’s work has been featured in local publications such as Destiny Magazine, Destiny Man, CliffCentral, Classic fm, SA fm, eNCA and Afternoon Express on SABC 3. On a continental level, the universal appeal of her message has seen her collaborate with She Leads Africa to provide her unique brand of ‘jargon-free’ financial education.

Mapalo truly believes in the words of Mahatma Ghandi when he says, “educate a woman; educate a nation”, and this is why Woman&Finance was born. Out of her desire and passion to educate women about personal finance.


“Even the smallest education/information on personal finance can make a huge difference in women’s financial future and wealth; after all women are the bearers of generational wealth.”

- Mapalo

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