Bea Hackula, founder and President of Africa for Africa Women Empowerment NPC, founder of Women Building our Africa (WBoA) Primary Cooperative Financial Services, Founder of ASSERT media, and co-founder and Chair of Women of Africa Arise Forum which unites women’s organizations and professionals across Africa.
She is a globally respected leader, strategist and public speaker especially; on leadership and women empowerment related topics. Bea has extensive executive leadership experience from both Public and Private Sectors.
As head of Supply Chain Management at Daimler-Chrysler’s (now Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA)) she served the only SA representative in the Global Purchasing team, where she successfully led the agenda of Black Economic Empowerment which saw many SA black companies approved as suppliers to Daimler- Chrysler internationally.
She is a transformational leader in action, and a champion of women and youth empowerment- a life coach and a mentor to many. In recognition of her transformational leadership Bea became the first recipient of the prestigious BWASA Business Women of the Year Award in Government Category in 2014 as HOD of Social Development Department in the Eastern Cape and in 2019 alone, Bea was awarded the Women Super Achievers Award at the 26th World HRD Congress in India as a thought leader and a contributor of value on Women in Leadership, the Inspiring Woman Leadership Award at the Africa Economy Builders Forum in Abidjan, Cote’ D’Ivoire and Inspired Leader award by Enspire Magazine in South Africa.
Bea is a Harvard alumnus and studied in various Universities in South Africa including the famous African Leaders University, Fort Hare. She is a certified John Maxwell Coach and accredited European Foundation Quality Model Facilitator and Assessor and Independent training consultant to the National School of Government, South Africa specializing in Executive Leadership Development program for both political and administrative leadership.