Tshidiso Lediga, is an entrepreneur, leader, and student of life. She is currently completing her final year in Media Writing and Communications at the University of Cape Town. She owns a maintenance and design company that brings young, unemployed women into careers in artisanship traditionally dominated by men.

Having attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Tshidiso is passionate about the challenges women face, particularly issues of empowerment, employment, gender based violence, and education.

She is excited to be a part of a network of people who are equipping themselves to  make South Africa a better place. Nothing beats enriching yourself in efforts to enrich others, and that is the philosophy she has carried close to her heart. In these challenging times, it is organisations such as ASRI that provide hope that there are in fact people working hard to shape the minds of those who will later lead.