Close the funding and gender gap for small and medium enterprises by developing innovative impact advisory and asset management services that prioritize gender lens investing and directing resources to those overlooked by traditional finance.
Tshiamo Impact Partners (Tshiamo Impact) is closing the funding and gender gap for small and medium enterprises by developing innovative impact advisory and boutique asset management services that prioritize gender lens investing and direct resources to those overlooked by traditional finance. Tshiamo Impact is Black women-owned and currently manages allocations from two angel investment groups of 50 African women who invest with a gender lens. These funds have achieved attractive, above-average financial returns and created clear social value. Additionally, Tshiamo Impact’s corporate foundation seeks to actively enhance social entrepreneurship and address gender inequality.
Shiluba Mawela is a qualified chartered accountant and is the founder and managing partner for Tshiamo Impact Partners. She is the co-convenor of the Impact Investing in Africa executive course and previously consulted as the Secretariat Co-Lead for the National Taskforce for Impact Investing. Shiluba has broad capital markets and impact investment expertise and extensive corporate finance experience, gained while working at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a boutique Transaction Advisory firm. She has also served as Senior Project Manager on a national business-led initiative supported by the government, which resulted in legislative change to promote youth job creation. Prior to that experience, Shiluba worked at Ernst & Young in their banking and capital markets division in the Johannesburg and New York offices. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumni and Mandela Washington 2016 Fellow. Shiluba is also a feature writer for Accountancy SA on all things impact and serves as the Steering Committee member for the Collaborative for Frontier Finance.
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