Welcome to the LWA Leadership Institute, dedicated to unlocking the potential of Africa’s future leaders! 

Our comprehensive programs are tailored to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to drive positive change in your organization, community, and beyond. 

With experienced faculty and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the confidence and competence to lead with impact, no matter where your career takes you. Join us and discover the power of effective leadership in Africa.

We take pride in delivering a product that is suitable to the specific needs of our clients, so we offer online, in-house courses in line with their needs and offer fully customisable courses to achieve this end.

Since 2009

LWA Leadership Institute was founded in Cape Town , South Africa.

Dedicated Experts

We’re super proud of our diverse and talented team.

All Over Africa

We work with hundreds of businesses just like yours all over Africa catering for both English & French audiences.

All courses are delivered to the highest standards and are facilitated by world class professionals in their industries..

Our History

Based in South Africa, LWA Leadership Institute is an Executive Education Institution that provides high quality educational programs tailored to African-unique challenges.

The vision of the institute is to shape visionary leaders in corporate and public sector environments with the aim of achieving a single development model that maps a pathway towards African transformation.

LWA Leadership Institute boasts some of the most comprehensive leadership courses available with access to facilitators across a broad range of industries and sectors.

We understand the need to develop the leaders of tomorrow, so we have carefully crafted these courses to align with the needs of business and individuals, catering to technical and soft skills for all professionals alike.

Our Promise

We promise to shape visionary leaders in Africa including corporate and public sector environments with the aim of achieving a single development model that maps a pathway towards African transformation.

Meet our Team!


An International Business, gender and training consultant; founder and CEO of Leading Women of Africa (LWA). 

A dynamic Management, MBA and Development educated professional with extensive expertise in women development strategies. 


A dynamic MBA-qualified businessman, Michael brings over 30 years experience in leadership development, banking, business and financial services. He has implemented strategic IT systems for Nedcor, JD Group, HomeChoice, DirectAxis and several local and international retailers and financial institutions. Michael has worked with major banks, financial services, credit bureaux and retailers locally and internationally.


Dr. Richards is one of the world’s best industrialists with a wealth of experience and expertise in both the public and private sectors. He has advised various African governments including South Africa on service delivery strategies and industrial development plan. 

Dr Richards has held executive levels positions across a wide range of sectors including business, government, academia, industry and civil society – the quintessential African Renaissance professional.


Kay-Dee is a communications and digital media expert. She runs Taugadi Media Consultants which helps small businesses and NGOs develop their brands and leverage the digital space to scale their organisations. 

Kay-Dee is also a Publisher, Artist and Podcaster. She often applies a very creative approach to social and digital media marketing and brand management.

She is a multitalented author, poet, publisher and recording artist- a true embodiment of diversity.


Veerash Srikison is an admitted advocate and founder of Fair Practice, a dispute resolution services organisation based in South Africa. 

She is a cum laude graduate of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA – University of Pretoria) in Alternate Dispute Resolution and is the lead trainer for Fair Practice and AFSA in mediation and negotiation skills training. To date, she has trained over 350 professionals from all sectors, including presiding officers in our judiciary, senior members of the Bar Council and delegates from the South African Defence Force, in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management.

Veerash is a Harvard trained mediator and negotiator and has presided as a judge in Civil/Commercial Mediation and Negotiation competitions globally. She is also an internationally accredited civil/commercial mediator and negotiator through CEDR (UK) and AOI (UK).


Tessa brings over 20 years of Human Resources expertise. She currently runs her own Human Resources Consultancy firm.


  • Accredited Skills Development Facilitator & Assessor (Accredited with the following SETA’s: ETDP; Services Seta; PSeta & MerSeta)
  • Completed post-graduate Diploma in the Management of Technology & Innovation in the domain of Labour Law (NQF Level 6) in 2011
  • Completed post-graduate Higher Diploma in Education (teaching) at the University of Port Elizabeth in 1992.
  • National Qualifications Framework: Labour Law, Customer Service and Predictive Index – Management Team Building workshop.