Meet the MathMoms Advisory Board

Meet the MathMoms Advisory Board

We are excited to introduce you to the incredible people who so generously share their knowledge, expertise, networks, time, and hearts to help MathMoms ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’†.

Gita Amber Carrollย is the founder and Chief Kindness Curator ofย The Good Machine. As free-spirited and creative as she is strategic, Gita has years of experience in the philanthropy space and now helps bridge the divide between non-profits and for-profits.

Zandile Nyawoย worked in the banking sector for years, learning skills that she is now sharing with others through her organisation, WeUpskillAfrica. Zandile is inspired by the words of President Nelson Mandela: “If we donโ€™t require the journey to be easy, comfortable and safe, we can change the world.” Her own journey of persistence, lifelong learning, and passion, inspires the youth in our programme.

Professor Jonathan Jansen needs no introduction. With decades of experience in the education and non-profit sectors, his support of MathMoms is highly valued. For him, the value in our programme lies in the fact that it solves multiple problems at the same time – not only education, but also mentorship development and social relationships. In communities facing a lot of challenges, MathMoms brings joy.

Carin Wieseย has been involved with MathMoms in different capacities for years, and her background in corporate and law ensures that we do things by the book. As a member of Link2Grow and the organiser of their mentorship programme, Carin understands the value of creating networks of trust and belonging.

Agatha Lebetheย is a mathematics education specialist and a lecturer at Stellenbosch University. Mathematics education, for her, is about more than learning to solve equations – it is also about children finding their voice through learning to understand what they are doing and why they are doing it; that they learn to see connections and think and act with confidence. She hopes that the learners in our programme will learn to know their maths with their minds, their mouths, their tummies (instinctively knowing that the answer is right), and with their hearts.

Arlene-Lynn Volmink, CISA, CDPSE, ISAP (SA)ย is a business leader in technology, focusing on data analytics and finance transformation assurance, while also being chapter president of ISACA South Africa, and being involved in organisations that address the global shortage of women in tech. For Arlene, mathematics is a foundational skill to prepare learners for the careers of the future, as it helps develop critical thinking, systems thinking, logical and inductive reasoning, and intuitiveness.