31 July 2017: Premie Naicker, who has joined the Trans4m Da Vinci PhD Program, is passionate about the empowerment of African women and youth with the help of technology and social innovation.

In that context, Premie sees her own company GreenSkills Consulting as a future integral enterprise and driver of holistic innovation. That then is the focus of her transformative research-to-innovation.

In her own words: “The burning issue underlying this research-to-innovation is the lack of integral leadership and the disregard of culture and spirituality within communities and more specifically in business. Taking the one-sided approach from a north-western perspective and embedding the south-eastern perspective to create an integral holistic knowledge system will eventually lead us back to meaning and purpose. … South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and rich heritage. Moving forward with a shared identity and common values will catalyze and uplift the spirit of the people and give us the ability to co-evolve in peace to lead us forward as a nation to build a new South Africa, both from an economic and political perspective.”

Find out more about Premie, via her Fellow Profile.

We wholeheartedly welcome Premie into the Trans4m Fellowship.