31 Jul Women’s Month: Maya Fisher-French
With August being Women’s month what better time to honour and recognise the women in the financial services industry who have achieved so much and solidified their status as ‘women to watch’? First on the list is a lady whom Sanlam has applauded twice before with the prestigious Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism for the category of Consumer Financial Education, both in 2006 and again in 2013.
Maya Fisher-French is a well-known South African personal financial journalist and author of Maya on Money: Implement your Money Plan. Maya has a Bachelor of Arts in English and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before working as a financial journalist Maya worked for Investec Private Bank as a consultant on their direct investment desk. She broadened into the financial industry where she worked for a stock broking company developing their private client trading desk, as well as heading up the offshore investment division.
Today Maya is most well-known for the personal finance section of national Sunday newspaper City Press in which she is the editor of My Money My Lifestyle. She has also edited the South African version of Dave Ramsey’s best seller “The Total Money Makeover”.
Maya is an invited columnist and commentator across several media channels including magazines, radio and television and is a popular speaker at both local and international events where she provides a consumers’ perspective on the financial industry. Her work has featured in publications such as: The Mail&Guardian, The Witness and The Weekend Post. She also provides money management workshops for employees.
Read some of her latest financial articles here.