Antoinia Norman

Founder of BusinessPrp, Member of UN Women and CEO of Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

Antoinia is a Global champion as an agent of change. She is passionate about developing more entrepreneurs and leaders by building them as change makers and innovators thus helping them overcome their fears, flaws and limitations. Antoinia works towards developing a ‘business as a force for good’ environment, with distinct goals towards supporting more businesses that have heart first i.e purpose. Antoinia supports business development and scale through interventions like training, linkages, mentoring and great partnerships. Antoinia’s big focus is in Africa, where she has undertaken to work with like-minded individuals and organizations to accelerate entrepreneurship by broadening the access to quality information, igniting digital transformation in business and enabling entrepreneurs to be investor ready. A significant area of her work is to enable women in business.

Antoinia is the ambassador and member of UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change [GICC], and is the global lead of the ‘For Good Program’. Antoinia’s executive leadership for Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa has been a pivotal enabler of entrepreneur skill development actively geared in building entrepreneurs to scale up in South Africa, Africa and other parts of the world, with her core focus on the business model and strategy. Antoinia is also Founder of BusinessPROS Global, a strategic management consultancy whose purpose is to build people for a lifetime. The business is the exemplar for designing tailored interventions that help business, leadership and entrepreneurship to improvise, adapt, innovate and overcome.

Antoinia’s background includes taking the lead on strategic work in training people and business for sustainable performance whilst holding executive roles in local and global companies. Antoinia has been an active contributor, keynote and guest lecturer at Institutions and events, having designed enterprise development and soft skills programs that are both locally and internationally led. She is extremely involved in addressing the gaps in business ecosystems that requires forged relationships between big business, SMEs and government. Her focus is also to encourage more socially driven enterprises. Antoinia is business-leadership coach and mentor, trainer and strategic consultant. She has recently accepted an honorary fellowship at IIM for her contribution in entrepreneurship and business.