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Woman & Finance
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Woman & Finance is a platform that educates and inspires individuals to take charge of their finances. We empower our clients with financial tools, tips, workshops & webinars.

We believe that every individual can be financially independent and build real wealth given the right tools. We want to help you be financially savvy and confident in all your financial decisions.

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou

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Mapalo Makhu

Author, Entrepreneur & Financial Educator

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Mapalo Makhu is a prominent personal finance expert and entrepreneur

Mapalo Makhu is a prominent personal finance expert and entrepreneur based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She founded Woman & Finance in July 2016, a platform dedicated to educating and inspiring women to take control of their finances. Under her leadership, Woman & Finance has become a key educational resource, emphasizing personal finance education for a broad audience. 

Beyond her foundational work, Mapalo is actively involved in the media as the host of the “More Than Money” podcast for Sasfin Wealth since January 2023. Here, she engages a wide range of guests—from thought leaders to professional athletes—discussing their money journey and distilling valuable lessons on money management. 

Her expertise in personal finance is frequently showcased on prestigious platforms. A notable moment was her keynote at the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa Convention, where she demonstrated her deep understanding of financial planning.  

Mapalo Makhu has engaged in notable collaborations that bolster her credibility as a leading voice in personal finance. She has partnered with Santam to launch initiatives such as “Money Bootcamp,” working alongside renowned financial expert Maya Fisher-French.  

Additionally, Mapalo’s partnerships extend to major financial institutions like Sanlam, Standard Bank, Old Mutual, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). These collaborations have significantly enhanced her reputation and solidified her role as a trusted authority in the financial sector. 


Mapalo has also contributed insightful columns to BONA Magazine and City Press, where her practical advice has guided many through their financial decision-making processes. Her early career at NMG Benefits as a Paraplanner and Financial Planner provided her with a solid foundation in the financial services industry, where she developed the skills to offer tailored financial advice effectively. 

Mapalo Makhu’s broad experience and her ongoing dedication to financial education highlight her commitment to empowering others, especially women, with the tools and knowledge necessary for financial security and independence. Her work not only delivers critical financial insights but also contributes to a more inclusive financial environment. 

Mapalo’s influence extends into targeted educational efforts, such as conducting specialised workshops and webinars for the Vodacom Graduate Program and the Moshal Program, demonstrating her adaptability and commitment to financial literacy across various groups. 

Additionally, Mapalo is the author of the bestselling book “You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich,” which further underscores her expertise and influence in personal finance. Her writing not only offers practical advice but also inspires readers to redefine their financial mindset. 

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