Public Speaking

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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. Maya also presents the Money Matters segment on eNCA which airs every day on DSTV 403.

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

  • Discovery Life Round Table
  • Intel conference
  • I3Summit
  • WellsFaber
  • South African Venture Capital Association Annual Conference
  • Sanlam Benchmark Symposium


  • Kanan Wealth
  • Momentum Bring your Daughter to Work
  • Standard Bank Women’s Wealth programme
  • Alexander Forbes Women’s Day Breakfast
  • Old Mutual Investment Roadshow


  • Vodacom Graduate Programme
  • Deltabec Staff Programme
  • Reinvent Women SA
  • Glacier by Sanlam staff programme
  • Momentum Women’s Day Programme

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 lives

Mandy Porter

Alexander Forbes Women’s Day breakfast

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

Global Corporate Communications: Visa

We would like to thank you for your key involvement in the SiO2018 event this week and for your insightful, and at times, uncomfortable talk, for both Silica and all our clients and guests. Your contribution was both inspiring and enlightening and will no doubt create some exponential thinking and (hopefully) actions in the savings and investment world. The feedback we have received is that your talk was one of the best on the day, and that the audience really enjoyed listening to your views and observations.

The Silica Team

SiO2018 Conference

Thanks very much from all of us at Glacier for being a world-class partner in one of the biggest projects in our calendar


Glacier by Sanlam


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