Tendai Simende

Tendai boasts an impressive career spanning over two decades in the Marketing realm, where she has played a pivotal role in shaping brand narratives and forging meaningful connections with consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa. With stints at industry giants like Nestlé and PepsiCo, Tendai has consistently showcased her dedication to excellence and innovation.

As a mentor and advocate for career development, she has devoted herself to offering guidance and support to emerging talents, empowering them to unlock their full potential and flourish in their respective fields. Through her platform, Mum-In-Stilettos, which she founded over a decade ago, Tendai has touched the lives of countless individuals, providing invaluable support and inspiration.

In addition to her illustrious career and dedication to mentorship, Tendai finds immense joy and fulfilment in her role as a wife and mother to three remarkable children, embodying a perfect balance of professional success and personal fulfilment.

Job: Lay’s Max Europe Lead, PepsiCo
Location: South Africa
Umi100 Honouree 2024