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Kate Moodley

Kate Moodley





Who Is Kate Moodley

Fresh from her recent win as Top Woman Business Woman of the year and Top Women Executive at Topco Media’s 8th annual Top Women Awards, Discovery’s Franchise Director, Kate Moodley is not resting on her laurels.

Gender empowerment issues were integral to Kate’s win and remain a cause for which she pioneers tirelessly in her personal capacity and in her role as Franchise Director at Discovery where she has worked since July 2010.

Kate, also a published journalist, has recently launched a ‘women’s empowerment project’ in association with Discovery and Chabad House called ‘Discover Yourself’. Focusing on the spiritual, physical and financial well being of women, the project is a series of workshops which aims to give women access to information from experts and mentors. Through this shared knowledge base, attendees are afforded the opportunity to create business opportunities and climb the corporate ladder with confidence through knowledge. In addition to the ‘Discover Yourself’ project, Moodley has set up a bursary project which funds studies for her 100 % female-only admin team to complete their RFP1, RFP 2 and RFP 3, allowing them to progress to different levels within the organization.

Kate is an accomplished business woman with a number of academic qualifications which include a Master’s in Law. She began her career in legal but quickly moved into the financial services industry  – insurance in particular. Kate has gone from strength to strength starting as a Candidate Attorney with Deneys Reitz. She became a Legal Advisor with Old Mutual in 2003 and moved on to Momentum as a Business Development Manager for Momentum in 2005. Her career grew markedly in Momentum as she established herself first as a Regional Manager and then moved on to General Manager (Executive Management).


In 2010, she took the courageous step of becoming a Franchise Director at Discovery – essentially running her own business under the Discovery umbrella. In 2012 Kate published I INC: Be the CEO of your Brand. She was voted one of the Top 200 South Africans by Mail & Guardian and won top Business Woman and Executive for South Africa. Kate was also awarded CEOs SA’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for Insurance.

Keynote Topics:

Be the CEO of your Brand


Woman in Leadership


2010 - Current

2005 - 2010

Author, Keynote Speaker and Franchise Director of Discovery

General Manager at Momentum


I Inc: Be the CEO of your Brand

I Inc: Be the CEO of your Brand

What do Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have in common – and what do you have in common with them? The answer is simple: Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are not only highly successful people in their own right, but they each have a uniquely powerful personal brand – and you have the same opportunity to give yourself a distinctive and recognisable personal brand of your own.


In her book on owning your brand, Kate Moodley provides valuable and practical insight into the world of branding viewed from some of the worlds most powerful brands including a look at actions that have destroyed brands. You will leave this book stimulated, challenged and with a verve to grow one of your greatest assets - your personal brand!


2009 SA Most Influential Woman in Business and Govt Issued by CEO Magazine

2011 Top Woman Executive Issued by Topco

2011 Top Woman in Business Issued by Topco

2012 Woman and Home Top 20 Powerlist Issued by Woman and Home

2012 Top 200 South Africans Issued by Mail and Guardian

2012 Rising Star for Finance Issued by Rising Star

2013 Young Achiever Award Issued by Oliver Empowerment Awards

2013 X-traordinary Woman Issued by X-Traordinary Woman

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