Meet One of South Africa’s Most Successful Women in Athlone, Cape Town

If you live in or are near Athlone in Cape Town, here is your opportunity to meet Jesmane Boggenpoel, one of the most successful women in South Africa.

The prominent business executive will be hosted by the social enterprise venture, RLabs, at an event where she will be talking about her recently released book, My Blood Divides and Unites.

The book explores her childhood growing up in Westbury in Johannesburg and the challenges she had to face as a person of colour growing up in apartheid.

It also explores the conflict she felt about her mixed race identity, her international experiences on achieving racial reconciliation and how she managed to overcome all odds to become one of the most successful and accomplished women in South Africa.

In addition to being a qualified chartered accountant, her extensive list of accomplishments includes being a Harvard Graduate, the World Economic Forum’s Head of Business Engagement for Africa and a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’.

She sat on the boards of various companies which include EOH, ETG Input Holdings, the Land Bank, the Land Bank Insurance Company, Agri-Business Senwes, Cell C and Intersite Property Management Services; and she is a founding board member of the ‘African Women Chartered Accountants Investment Holdings’.

She also co-founded an investment holding company, she started her own consultancy (Harvestfield), and she has advised on billion rand projects, largely focusing on investments into agriculture, finance and technology firms.

She has also built a formidable understanding of the international environment, having spent several years at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, and having had the privilege of being able to travel to approximately 70 countries on various continents.

The event in Athlone will be her second this month, after she was hosted at an event in her hometown of Westbury this past Friday.

If you want to hear her talk or just ask her for advice, be sure to be in Athlone this coming Monday on the 2nd of December, at the RLabs premises (22 Tarentaal Road, Bridgetown, Athlone).

The event will kick off at 11am and if you need to more information, you can send an email to

If you want to know more about her book, you can check out her website at