Portia Masimula is the CEO and co-founder of Karisani IT. Born in Mpumalanga, Masimula has, in a very short time, grown from a start-up to a global company that develops innovative apps for local and international clients, as well as hosting conferences, speaking publicly, and mentoring. As part of a network of CEO’s, Vice Presidents and Ministers, Masimula works to further the endeavor of women in tech.
Her extraordinary resilience, determination, and initiative has led to her being interviewed by Forbes for Under the Age of 30, Destiny Connect, Business Leader, Mzansi 100 and the biggest radio station on SABC; ikwekwezi. Masimula is a nominee for the Business Women Association’s Emerging Entrepreneur in the Western Cape.
Masimula is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and female leadership, and believes that the only way for women can create our own opportunities and grow our economy is by empowering women involved in the tech space and entrepreneurship.