Paballo Makhetha – Boardmember FWoC

Paballo Makhetha

Paballo Makhetha (SA) Joins Board Female Wave of Change Foundation

Female Wave of Change is very excited to welcome Paballo Makhetha into the board of the Global Female Wave of Change Foundation. Paballo is based in South Africa and will work closely together with Ingun Bol de Bock (Founder and Board Member) and Renée van der Burg (Board Member). You will be able to meet Paballo at the Global Conference in South Africa in September 2019.

South Africa

Olga Paballo Makhetha was born and raised in SOWETO, South Africa, in 1972; to parents who had immigrated from the Kingdom of Lesotho during the 1950’s. She attended schools in Soweto, Botshabelo, Qwaqwa, Bloemfontein and Pretoria, matriculating in 1990 from Manthatisi High School. She obtained a Secondary Education Diploma from Vista University in 1994, a Bachelor of Communication Science degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2012, and Masters in Business Leadership post graduate degree from the same institution in 2018. Over and above several aviation and diplomacy related short qualifications from SAA, SACAA and DIRCO where she worked in various position.


She is a patriotic leader, a well-travelled individual with a fervent passion for the destigmatizing of social ills confronting and affecting most communities and organizations both in the public and private spheres; at whose ends women and girl children always suffer the most, and in most cases lack the basic capabilities to overcome their debilitating after-effects.

Women Leading in Change

As a member of Female Wave of Change and through participating in the Women Leading in Change training programme, her appetite to contribute towards the existing structures that support women and girls globally was fuelled. She has come to believe that despite many countries’ adoption of Constitutional Democracies that support gender equality, Feminists Judiciaries intended to bring fairness to matters concerning women and girls, plus a plethora of International Organisation with similar mandates, the implementation process is always stifled. There is a lot of work still to be done to ensure the effectiveness of policies crafted to deal with the scourge of gender imbalances worldwide, and women are the ones who have to expeditiously do the advocacy work to correct the situation.

My Purpose in Life

“It is my purpose in life as to inspire others to awaken their power within to overcome any life challenge; and to embrace, value and nurture their true authentic selves. These, I believe, are the two most basic and important ingredients to leading a joyful, fulfilling and successful life; as well the need to draw inspiration, motivation and constant support from the tribe of powerful women life blesses us with.”

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