Joy Ruwodo

- Business Presentation
- Keynote Presentation
- Panel Discussion
- MC Duties / Facilitation
R 20 000.00 to R 40 000.00

As an esteemed marketer and strong advocate of education and learning, Joy is energised through her ability to change the way in which people think and act with regards to marketing strategy and execution, as well as by driving market education that makes real sense and empowers others to learn and grow.

Joy Ruwodo is the Marketing & Advocacy Executive for Ask Afrika, a role that is underpinned by her solid market expertise. A career path designed to demonstrate success, Joy has shown some remarkable achievements in her 16-year career.

Joy was the former Marketing & Fundraising Manager at HospiceWits, a reputable non-profit organisation (NPO) that provides palliative care to over four thousand people annually. Through a comprehensive marketing strategy that she formulated and implemented, for over 6 years, incorporating through- the- line techniques; she managed to grow awareness and attracted significant levels of funding for HospiceWits – despite a tough economic market. Further to this, she helped champion over R10 million worth of PR value for the organisation per annum, across various platforms.

Following her passion for business integration and growth, she served as President for the Masters Business Network International (BNI) Chapter, a business and professional networking organisation whose sole purpose is to generate business for its members. Her responsibilities included running and coordinating all chapter meetings and activities, hosting monthly leadership team meetings and ensuring the success and growth of the chapter, thereby empowering members with valuable business skills.

With a Rhodes University BCom degree in Management and Economics, she began her career in marketing, as the head of marketing for the Phones & Accessories division of Cosmos Cellular, in 1999. Joy went on to join Caltex, a global oil and gas company, where she spent 8 years as a Retail Business Consultant overseeing a network of 45 retail outlets. She was also appointed as the Zimbabwean in-country Brand Associate for Caltex during that time and led the organisation through a transition period from Caltex to Chevron.

Following her passion for ongoing education and self-development, she embarked on an MBA through Wits Business School, as well as gained international expertise through undergoing MBA Electives at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is currently completing her MBA Thesis, while driving marketing direction and advocacy for Ask Afrika as an integral extension of the brand’s executive team.

A well-connected individual - with a natural ability to retain and attract clients, using her charm, industry knowledge, professionalism and networking abilities - Joy places great value in building and developing strong relationships and utilises this energy to nurture all stakeholders and assure mutually beneficial engagements.

One of Joy’s distinctive characteristics is her fun-loving nature - she secretly believes that she is the life of the party!