Gia Whitehead

Sustainability Director/Founder of TSiBA Education (Tertiary School in Business Administration), Cape Town, South Africa

Education, Business

  • Conscious Contribution™ - Investing in entrepreneurship, while creating social conscious citizens

    1. How to build an institution/company that cultivates desired values 2. How the 'pay it forward' philosophy can be instilled into future generations

  • Expertise - How to fundraise for sustainability, collaborate, encourage corporate contribution and employee engagement

    1. How to gain access to funding 2. How partnerships can lay the foundation for long-term collaboration 3. How corporate contribution can engage emp

  • Philosophies - social entrepreneurship; education opportunities in rural Africa and how funding can limit growth.

    1. How to start a new job 2. How to build rural opportunities 3. Why providing funding can limit growth

  • Leadership Lessons - Most important leadership advise to achieve anything. Advise to African women & daughters.

    1. Most important piece of leadership advice to do anything. 2. Advise to your daughter and African women

  • Complete Interview with Gia Whitehead

    Suzanne takes us to Cape Town, South Africa, introducing a social entrepreneur in the education field. Gia Whitehead was recognized in 2002 as one of

Launch Date: December 8, 2013

Words of wisdom:"Women need to be brave and strong, and they can do anything. They do need to back that up with learning and knowledge. It is important that women educate themselves and be able to take things forward and take risks and start what ever they want."

Gia Whitehead is the Sustainability Director/Founder of TSiBA Education (Tertiary School in Business Administration) - Bio

Gia Whitehead, is a founding director of TSiBA Education, which begun in 2004 and opened doors for its first students in Cape Town in 2005. She holds the role of Sustainability and is responsible for building strategic partnerships, fundraising through CSI and Enterprise Development and building TSiBA’s endowment through the TSiBA Fund. Along with fellow directors is responsible for innovation and replicating the TSiBA model;

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  • Kasifa Puffett 2014-01-02 22:09:40

    Thank you Suzanne I have been touched with the story of Gia Whitehead, my ambition is to see that everyone in the rural communities in Uganda gets education let it be formal or informal. I have recently taken employability skills workshop in Uganda and it was very successful and hope to teach these skill to all the educational institutions in the country. Rita N. Singh Thank you for sharing a great story. It is very empowering. Reply · 2 · · December 8, 2013 at 5:38am . . Facebook social plugin. Thank you Susanne I have been touched with the story of Gia Whitehead, my ambition is to see that everyone in the rural communities in Uganda gets education let it be formal or informal. I have recently taken employability skills workshop in Uganda and it was very successful and hope to teach these skill to all the educational institutions in the country....

  • Wisdom Exchange 2013-12-13 15:24:59

    Our next interview is with a young woman who justifiably was recognized as one of South Africa’s 100 Brightest Young Minds in 2002. More recently she was awarded Top Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. This young woman shows how to take your passion, collaborate with others, and impact the lives of thousands. The best part, Gia Whitehead is just getting started. Gia is the Sustainability Director and Co- Founder of TSiBA Education (Tertiary School in Business Administration) in Cape Town, South Africa She shares her expertise on: Fundraising for sustainability Growing an institution that provides free education How to meet the needs of society through education Her philosophies on replication Her passion on entrepreneurship and leadership. She is an absolute pleasure to know!