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Thulile Khanyile is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand where she is investigating various sequential immunization strategies against HIV-1. She is a Molecular Biologist with a Master of Medicine in Hematology and Molecular Medicine from WITS where she investigated the use of pulsed laser beams as a delivery system for HIV-1 antiretroviral drugs.
Finding purpose in work starts with an important contribution to make - a problem that needs solving or an area of service that one is passionate about. For Thulile, purpose is found and fulfilled through the work she pioneers as co-founder and co-Executive Director at Nka’Thuto Edu Propeller. Nka’Thuto EduPropelle is a non-profit organisation which seeks to empower high school learners with the requisite innovation, research methodology and entrepreneurial skills to foster an interest in STEM careers and develop the learners into independent thinkers and leaders in society. The foundation has successfully managed to expose over 34 000 learners to science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields whilst managing to raise over R26M in the last three years for its endeavours.
In celebration of her academic achievements, Thulile has received national awards by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). For her work as an emerging researcher, she has been awarded various grants from institutions such as the National Research Foundation and the Medical Research Council. In 2018, Thulile was named as an Obama Foundation Africa Leader, a MaSisulu Woman of Fortitude and one of the top 100 Most Influential Young South Africans of 2018.
Thulile’s career is a testament to the achievability of building a career where you can enjoy deeply meaningful work whilst operating within that sweet spot where you are at your most fulfilled and reaping the benefits of abundant success. Join us for an invigorating evening with the dynamic Thulile Khanyile as we delve into what it takes to build a multifaceted career doing meaningful work that forms a pivotal contribution to the development of our societies and youth.
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