Who We Are

Mrs. Shirley Nhlengethwa

Founder & Chairperson



Focused Network Founder & Chairperson, Shirley Nhlengethwa is devoted to helping the youth take on a progressive self-discovery journey to unleash their maximum potential.


She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg. A passionate innovator with marketing experience, gained through working for giant multi-national corporations across diverse industries.


She has a proven track record of success from strategically engaging consumers through meaningful and differentiated messaging to driving brand penetration, loyalty, increased market share and profitable growth. She possesses notable leadership and communication skills, in addition to a solid financial acumen garnered from her business background.

“I am committed to the African philosophy of Ubuntu which translated, means humanity, a universal bond that builds communities. I am a firm believer in young people and truly admire how they are able to commit and evolve for the better, while writing their own story. Personal development is a journey of endless possibilities and I am here to lend a helping hand, together with my fellow board members, amazing team of permanent staff and passionate volunteers.”

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