Alison Engelbrecht (Ali as she prefers to be known) has co-ordinated the well-established and renowned Women In Business organisation in a voluntary capacity for the past 14 years. Through Women In Business entrepreneurially minded women to encouraged and motivated to achieve entrepreneurial excellence.
In 2018 Ali was nominated and won the 2018/2019 South African & SADC countries, Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government – SME Sector.
Ali offers her skills and knowledge through presentations and workshops around the country pursing her passion to support women in their entrepreneurial endeavours. Events and functions are hosted to encourage networking and skills development. Ali works closely with the PMBC to offer members a well rounded and supportive business experience.
Education has and still is the driving force behind her endeavours to mentor, mould, encourage, and drive the next generation of leaders, managers, employers and employees. Ali has practised as an educator for 30+ years, currently holding the position of Co-Ordinator: Online Teaching and Learning for the IIE Varsity College Distance Centre.
Ali is a born and bred KZN Midlands woman, who grew up on a farm in Howick. She completed her Teaching qualification through UKZN (Howard College) and her Honours in Education through UNISA. Ali is a member of SAIT (South African Institute of Tax Practitioners) and is also a member of SACE (The South African Council for Educators). Ali is a qualified Financial Accountant having completed her studies through the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) in December 2018. Ali believes that studying is a life long process.
Ali loves to “road trip” either in her beloved Lady Mavis (Land Rover) or by foot completing and competing in long distance events. Ali lives by the mantra by Coco Chanel – ‘in order to be irreplaceable one must always be different’.