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Nomndeni Mdakhi


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A media entrepreneur, moderator, host, keynote speaker and founder of Agenda Women, female interest multimedia platform curated for modern working women looking for content and community that will help them work smart and live well.

Nomndeni Mdakhi is an entrepreneur born in the small town of Newcastle in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. She moved to the city of Johannesburg in 2001 to continue her education at the University of Johannesburg where she acquired a Diploma in Marketing Management. She has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial projects including co-founding Fuse Academy, a deejaying school for girls established in 2009 with the intention to help more females break into the entertainment industry.

In 2011, after realizing there was an opportunity to strategically help entertainers position their personal brands and leverage collaborative opportunities with corporations; she founded EDITS COMMUNICATIONS. A branding agency now specializes in creating insights driven strategy for brands whose primary target audience is youth and females.

Nomndeni realized from her own personal experiences as an entrepreneur that there was a need to create spaces where aspiring and established entrepreneurs can connect and learn from the stories of successful thought leaders.

She established EDITS TALKS in 2016 to expose entrepreneurs to business best practice by providing access to tools and roadmaps that contribute to growth through storytelling and social listening. The organization has attracted an incredible caliber of speakers, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the Media, Tech, Finance, Entertainment and Marketing sectors.

In 2018, she launched AGENDA WOMEN, an multimedia platform for women seeking to connect with like - minded women and content that helps them grow in their personal and professional lives.

Nomndeni is also a board member at LEAD Africa a New York based NGO with the primary mission of Empowering Africa's future leaders through quality education and sport.

She has helped the founder with decisions around approaching partnerships, strategic brand positioning and communications from inception.

She currently lives in Johannesburg and has been invited to speak around the world about female entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in Africa.

Nomndeni is available as a keynote speaker and can discuss a variety of topics including :

  • The power personal branding

  • The art of storytelling and influence

  • The African Media and Marketing landscape

  • Marketing to millennial women

  • Entrepreneurship in Africa

Speaking Experience (Key Moments):

  • Panel Speaker : Reeperbahn Conference Music Festival in Germany 2014

  • Moderator : Working Mothers Expo, Johannesburg 2016

  • Moderator : Urban World Film Festival, New York 2016

  • Keynote Speaker : Forbes Leading Women Summit, Johannesburg 2017

  • Panel Speaker : Impact Music Conference, Ghana 2017

  • Moderator : Foschini - I AM Campaign Launch, Cape Town 2018

  • Keynote Speaker : UJenius Club - University of Johannesburg 2018

  • Panel Speaker : Capitec Live Better Talks 2019

  • Host : The SquadCast, Bernini Podcast 2021 [Burst One and Two]

  • Panel Speaker, Veuve Clicquot Bold Conversations 2021

  • Keynote Speaker : Ruperts and Rothschild Making Moments 2021

  • Host : Agenda Women x Smart Money Women for Netflix and Nedbank 2022

  • Host : PPC She Builds Stronger Conversation Series 2022

  • Host : The Few powered by Xapo Bank for Daily Maverick 2023

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