Who We Are
WiPSA is a network of passionate people who are active in the social and development sector and who come together to connect, learn, collaborate and inspire, to increase impact in the sector.
Through the organising and hosting of regular events, WiPSA brings people working in various roles from across the philanthropy, non-profit and impact investment sectors together to connect and to learn from one another. Although WiPSA is women-led, all genders are welcome.
We set our topics for the events based on suggestions by our members and on what is relevant or pressing in the sector at the time. We are grateful to attract the most remarkable panellists and speakers who are experts in their fields and who have vast wisdom and experience to share.
The network is run on a non-profit basis and any nominal profits made are used to cover costs or to provide sponsored tickets for our events to organisations or individuals that would not ordinarily afford to attend.
The network was started in 2010 by Kate Clayton and Moya Wolff with 10 founding members. Our first meeting was held at Montebello in Newlands with Helen Lieberman, the founder of Ikamva Labantu, as our first speaker.
As of April 2020, we now have almost 800 members and usually attract between 45 and 70 attendees at each event.