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Nicci Stewart

Director, nnfinity


Nicci is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in a sustainable way. She runs two companies, both of which focus on entrepreneurial development. 

The Why Effect grows businesses through strategy, organisational design, systems and process development and implementation. nnfinity leverages social capital to empower African women entrepreneurs by giving them access to networks and business opportunities.

Nicci started her own communications consultancy in 2008 specialising in statutory and stakeholder communications. During this time she worked with companies such as Airports Companies South Africa, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure and Nu-World Holdings. Prior to that she worked in various areas within the communications field. She consulted on communications strategy development and implementation for various clients in a number of industries. As an entrepreneur she understands the unique challenges they face.

Using the strong strategic and planning skills she has learnt throughout her career, Nicci is able to work with business owners to put plans in place to resolve these with the ultimate objective of growing businesses. Nicci holds two diplomas in marketing and public relations. She was selected as one of the top 15 entrepreneurs on the Goldman Sachs-GIBS 10 000 Women programme for female entrepreneurs. She holds a User Experience (UX) Design qualification from Red and Yellow. She is currently enrolled in the GIBS Leading Women programme.