Last updated on February 18, 2012
Lelemba Phiri, the Financial D.I.V.A is a financial educator, social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and financial writer. She is the co-founder of the Sandras and Lelemba Institute that is dedicated to research, education and supporting individuals, organizations and communities in their pursuit of growth. Lelemba has consulted with private, public and government organizations for over 8 years in the areas of financial strategy, financial and management accounting, budgets, risk and financial training. Her experience extends across South Africa, Zambia, Ivory Coast and Ghana. She is a U.K Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting (Hon) from the Oxford Brookes University (UK). Lelemba has been featured in the Oprah magazine, was chosen as the Xtraordinary Woman of the month for April 2010, appeared on the cover of Great Women International Website and was the first African to appear on Kim Kiyosaki’s Rich Woman Community ‘Real Journeys’ feature. She is the author of an e-book entitled “Financial Fitness in Five Workouts” that teaches people key principles that they can apply immediately into their lives to boost their finances. She runs monthly Financial Fitness Workshops with a mission to educate and empower people globally to enrich themselves by developing healthy personal finance habits. Lelemba will talk about the relationship between personal finance, financial education and development.