Kovini Moodley is an advocate for mental health for women. Image: Supplied

Kovini Moodley inspires next generation of female powerhouses

Women’s Day inspiration: Chartered accountant Kovini Moodley is an advocate for mental health and a catalyst for women empowerment.


Kovini Moodley is an advocate for mental health for women. Image: Supplied

As International Women’s Day is celebrated today, meet Sandton-based chartered accountant Kovini Moodley who is leading women empowerment through her philanthropic and skills sharing movement known as Boss Babes of South Africa.


Boss Babes of South Africa celebrates powerful, authentic and multifaceted women and embraces diversity, inclusion and the notion that women can excel at anything that they choose to put their minds to.

Moodley, a mental health advocate has utilised the platform to drive awareness on this topic – through collaborations with trained professionals, in hope of destigmatising it.

‘Empowering great minds’

From humble beginnings to empowering great minds, Moodley aims to inspire the next generation of female powerhouses. She enjoys lending her voice to issues that can be described as “bigger than her”.

She believes that this path chose her as she has always utilised her voice for good ventures that add value to the world.  

“We believe that women empowerment is innate and knowing your self-worth, value and power is key to being able to contribute in a tangible way towards empowering our community of women.”

Kovini Moodley

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Moodley grew up in Shallcross a small town south of Durban. She has always aspired for greatness and believes that her modest beginnings helped pave the way for her success to date. She is an advocate for education and believes that education is a game changer for young South Africans.

The Boss Babes community is filled with brilliant minds (doctors, lawyers, pilots, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and a host of specialists across diverse industries) who are committed to empowering and inspiring other women.

“We as women of South Africa need to celebrate all facets, this includes embracing various strengths in collaboration to be the very best versions of ourselves. As human beings we each possess unique skills and strengths and a big part of being alive is about identifying and exploring the best ways that we can contribute to society, “added Moodley.

In 2022, Boss Babes — spearheaded by Moodley — hopes to partner with leading brands and use education to inspire and change lives. 

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