Leigh Meinert

Managing director, TSiBA Education

Leigh Meinert started making an
impact early. At 15 she founded
an NGO called Youth With Vision: For
Young People Who Want To Make a
Difference.
While still in school at Stellenbosch
University, she ran her own
accelerated learning centre teaching
learning and life skills. Since then she
has convened young people from
around the world at the Parliament
of the World's Religions, worked
as a strategic project facilitator in
the corporate environment, and
facilitated the Brightest Young Minds
conference for four years.
With three co-founders, she started
the Tertiary School in Business
Administration (TSiBA), a private,
not-for-profit business school in
2004. Two years later, at 27, Meinert
was appointed managing director of
the school. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Birds Cafe, Cape Town