Speaker, MC, author, award-winning finance writer and financial workshop presenter
Maya's Public Profile
Maya Fisher-French is a well-known South African finance writer and author of Maya on Money: Implement Your Money Plan – a practical guide to everyday finances.
Maya won the Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism under the category of Consumer Financial Education for both 2013 and 2015.
Apart from managing the Maya on Money website, she is editor of My Money My Lifestyle, the personal finance section of national Sunday newspaper City Press and is a frequent guest on talk-radio shows and a popular speaker at corporate events.
In 2006 she received the award for Best Newcomer in the Sanlam Journalist of the Year awards for articles published in business magazine Maverick. Prior to becoming a financial journalist in 2003, Maya worked in the financial industry for a stock broking firm BJM prior to which she worked for Investec Private Bank.
Maya has a Bachelor of Arts in English and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Master of Ceremonies
- Intel conference 2015 & 2016
- I3Summit 2015 & 2016
- South African Venture Capital Association annual conference 2015 & 2016
- Sanlam Benchmark Symposium 2015
- Momentum Bring your Daughter to work 2016
- Standard Bank Women’s Wealth programme 2016
- Old Mutual Investment Roadshow 2014
- Vodacom Graduate Programme 2015, 2016 & 2017
- Reinvent Women SA 2016
- Glacier by Sanlam staff programme 2015
- Momentum women’s day programme 2015
Thanks very much from all of us at Glacier for being a world-class partner in one of the biggest projects in our calendarSanlam
I wanted to extend a sincere thank you for your valuable insights and participation. Your perspective was a large part of what made our event a success and in my humble opinion, our greatest summit to date.Hugh Norton
Thank you most sincerely for a wonderful and thought-provoking talk to all our special lady clients. We have had an incredible response and it is always lovely to be on the receiving end of all the praise. Keep doing what you are doing and that is making a difference in people’s livesMandy Porter
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