Lerato Motsamai

Following to a rewarding 15 year corporate career in the petrochemical sector, Lerato Motsamai in 2012 founded Petrolink, an independent manufacturer of high grade industrial & automotive lubricants and specialty chemicals. She has been named by IOL’s Business Report in 2017 as one of three women influencing the energy sector in South Africa

Lerato also founded Girlignite Africa Academy, a youthful brand that helps empower and influence African teen girls to pursue their highest potential, through education in entrepreneurship, critical thinking, and digital skills for social impact. As an extension to this mission, in 2016, she launched a young women’s marketplace organisation whosevvision is that “women don’t just build businesses, they build nations”.