Amanda Dambuza, founder and CEO, is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Prince2 and Agile Practitioner. Amanda has been driving change in business and IT since the year 2000 and injects life into Uyandiswa through her leadership, broad range of skills, and in-depth knowledge of project management tools, and techniques.
Amanda is an experienced IT professional, who has held various senior leadership roles at large corporates, including Chief Information Officer (CIO) in one of the largest multi-national banks in Africa. A very passionate and energetic professional, she delivers a superior and long-lasting experience to her clients. This can only be achieved through employing and partnering with professionals who act with integrity and use simple and tried methods that deliver value fast.
Some of her recent awards include the 2017 overall winner of the international business woman award Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss having won the entrepreneurship category as well. This award is to honour inspiring and successful businesswomen who empower, support and encourage female creativity and leadership. Amanda was also recently nominated as one of the top 50 women through Inspiring Fifty an initiative in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the most inspiring South African women in the technology and innovation sectors.
A seasoned and highly regarded business woman, she was named in the Top 30 women you need to know and applaud by Leadership Magazine. An author and an awarded gender pioneer, she has done leadership development work and keynote addresses with a number of large corporates including Discovery Vitality Life UK, Unilever, Nampak, SHELL SA, SA Home Loans, Standard Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, South African Reserve Bank, and Absa to mention a few.
She is a University of Witwatersrand and Duke Corporate Education graduate as well as educator.