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Listen & Learn - Are you a member of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem? We encourage you to come meet, learn from and have the chance to ask questions of one of Africa's most influential woman in business Johanna Mukoki (Co-founder of Travel with Flair)
Spread the Word - Startup Grind Johannesburg's monthly events are an effective and valuable opportunity to share your brand and message with our local entrepreneurial community. Startup Grind’s events regularly attract many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors. We have several options available, starting at only R500. (Connect Here)
Travel with Flair
Johanna Mukoki is an accountant and B.Comm graduate from Rhodes University. She is the co-founder of Travel with Flair, a company she started 20 years ago with her two partners. She started with only 3 employees and one office in Pretoria. Currently her company employs over 700 staff country wide and they have offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
Johanna Mukoki is an accountant and B.Comm graduate from Rhodes University.
She is the Co-founder of Travel with Flair, a company she started 20 years ago with her two partners. She started with only 3 employees and one office in Pretoria. Currently her company employs over 700 staff country wide and they have offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
She is the first person from the African continent to sit on the Global Tourism Board (ACTE) – Association of Corporate Travel Executives where she represented the Middle East and Africa. ACTE has members in over 86 countries and the membership includes senior executives involved in the purchase and supply of travel with 200 billion Euros business travel spent from Fortune 500 companies.
Johanna has been blessed with many business accolades from “Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in Tourism” and also the Ernst & Young Emerging World Entrepreneur of the Year.
Recently she has been awarded with a certificate for Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business – July 2014. She has also been awarded with an Exceptional Commitment Award from the ASATA Diners Club Awards.
In March 2017 Travel with Flair was awarded “Most Empowered Business of the Year 2017”.
She has been elected to sit on the ASATA Board as Vice-President – 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
She is also a board member of the Salvation Army and assists them with fundraising for their children shelters.