About Founder



Who is Mapalo

Mapalo Makhu is an Entrepreneur, Personal Finance expert, Speaker, Personal Finance Coach, Financial Planner and the Founder of Woman & Finance. 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

Having completed a Bcom Finance Degree from the University of Johannesburg and recently obtaining her Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Mapalo 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 a knack for financial planning and has been doing it for herself, family and clients for the past 4 years.

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 and eNCA. 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 believe 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.”