Ncumisa Hlapo is fiercely passionate about promoting data literacy and putting her knowledge to use in activist pursuits. Describing herself as “an advocate for the development of young talent in data careers”, Hlapo has worked in business intelligence for more than 10 years and is ardent about sharing her far-reaching experience and knowledge with others, particularly women.
As the host of Data Talk Podcast with Ncumisa, she curates content pertaining to data analytics and its possible careers while speaking to experts in the data analytics field. The goal of her podcast is to spark young people’s interest in data and analytics careers, offering mentorship, guidance and empowerment along the way.
In her capacity as the head of southern Africa at Strategic African Women in Leadership, Hlapo also engages in mentorship, elevation and development programmes for women in leadership roles. “I am passionate about the representation of women in technology and leadership,” she explains.
It took a village to raise me, and I wake every day to give back to that village through excellence and a heart for the community.