Saray Khumalo

Saray Khumalo
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A gift for the next generation


Saray Khumalo is the first black African woman to summit Mt Everest. She is an award-winning mountaineer and business executive with over 18 years experience in driving innovation and change in blue-chip organisations. Through mountaineering, she has raised over R1.3 million towards literacy and education in Africa.

A short overview of the talk

As Africans, how can we represent in all spheres and change the narrative for the next generation? I share my journey to becoming the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest against all odds, as a vehicle to help drive this movement.