Amanda is a married mother of three children who lives in Johannesburg South Africa. She is the author of the Baked in Pain, a memoir about how she rose above her circumstances to become a globally celebrated business woman and humanitarian. She has also authored the children’s book A Brave Girl named AYAH, an educational story that tackles various topics and gives hope.
Amanda has interests in Information Technology, Property and Leadership Development. She is also a Non Executive Director sitting both on listed and private boards. She is also the Executive Producer and Creator of Vastly Sage Talkshow on You Tube. A highly sought after mentor, she created Vastly Sage Mentorship on You Tube and the annual Vastly Sage Brunch.
Some of her awards include the 2017 overall winner of the international business woman award Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss having won the entrepreneurship category as well. Amanda was also nominated as one of the top 50 women through Inspiring Fifty 2019 an initiative in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the most inspiring South African women in the technology and innovation sectors. Amanda was also nominated for the 2019 Gender Mainstreaming awards as a Positive Role Model.
Clients & Endorsements
Amanda has done leadership development and speaking engagements for a number of organisations including Discovery Vitality Life UK, Unilever, Air Liquide, Nampak, SHELL SA, SA HomeLoans, Standard Bank, Barloworld, Deloitte, Rand Merchant Bank, South African Reserve Bank, Absa and Barloworld to mention just a few. In 2019, she was invited to delivery an inspirational talk in Dakar Senegal at the EVE programme attended by delegates from over 27 countries. Amanda has also delivered a key note address on behalf of New York based Lumiere Sciences to an audience from 7 countries. She also had the honour of being a guest speaker at the 2019 World Economic Forum tackling the topic of Together We Lead for Mastercard. As a well rounded leader, entrepreneur, humanitarian and motivational speaker, she is sought after for conferences, summits and webinars.