OPEN INNOVATION AFRICA LEAD | ACCENTURE
Sandiso, an intrapreneur at Accenture, leads their Open Innovation Africa division, which is bridging the gap between start-ups and Accenture’s clients, by co-creating to solve business and social problems faced by large corporates and in parallel accelerate entrepreneurial growth on the continent. In Feb 2018, Sandiso established the powerful partnership between Accenture and United Nations Development Programme, to build YAS! a Pan-African portal-platform for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Her passion for development led her to establish, the Born to Succeed programme which advocates, and educates for young women’s economic participation. In November 2016 Sandiso represented South Africa at the World Bank Youth Summit, where she shared ‘Khwela’, her EdTech platform that provides affordable tertiary education for marginalised groups. Amongst other accolades she is a, Mandela Washington Fellow 2016, Mzansi’s 100 Inspiring and Aspiring Leaders and a Play Your Part Ambassador with Brand South Africa