Getrude Matshe-Kanicki

Getrude is a celebrated author, philanthropy consultant, and global curator and founder at HerStoryCircle - a women’s global empowerment organisation. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential.

For twelve years Getrude worked has worked in the IT industry as a Systems Analyst, Systems Support Manager and Project Manager, immigrating to New Zealand in 2001.

Getrude is the mother of three children and a well known African Storyteller, poet, artist and published author. She also supports and volunteers for various organisations including The John Fawcett Foundation (Indonesia), The Ubuntu Africa Foundation (South Africa), and Ujamaa Children’s Home (Tanzania).