Winda Austin-Loeve joined the SA Council for Businesswomen in 1993 as a committee member at the founding meeting of the Cape Town branch where she became chairperson in 1995.
She held the position as president of the SA Council for Businesswomen from 1996 to 1999.
During her term of office she was part of a business delegation who met with President Nelson Mandela on discussions regarding the contribution of business towards economic growth.
She also met with a number of international business organization in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the USA.
She has also been involved in the SBI (previously known as the AHI) and is currently the President with responsibilities of chamber liaison and member growth.
She has been in the financial services industry her whole career and held positions as General Manager at Rentmeester and CEO at Succession Financial Planning. She obtained a BCom.Hons in Business Management, MBA, Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Wealth Management and a variety of business certificates. She is a registered Certified Financial Planner and currently in private practise.
Her involvement in organized business originated with a passion to assist in the empowerment of businesswomen and to make a positive difference in the lives of our youth.
The current climate for inclusive economic growth offers many challenges and she believes organized business can be one of the main contributors in the growth of the South African economy.
She also believes with unity in purpose and vision, and utilization of the synergy in our diversity, the members of organized business can change South Africa to a country where people can live and work with dignity, with a sense of self-esteem and confidence in the future.