Africa’s First Black Female Summiteer of Everest
Saray Khumalo delivers motivational and actionable talks to drive meaningful outcomes for organizations and communities. Through her climbing the 7 Summits with a purpose journey, Saray aims to encourage ordinary people or organizations to aim higher and be extraordinary.
Every engagement is customized to drive the biggest possible impact, combining engaging stories, practical techniques and breathtaking visuals that push audiences to jumpstart their creative energy and motivates them to aim higher and think differently.
Saray is an award-winning mountaineer, a Mandela libraries ambassador, a social entrepreneur, mother of two boys and also an executive in one of the distinguished financial institutions in South Africa. She has over time demonstrated her commitment to making a difference in her environment through mountaineering.
“Everest for me represents unfinished business, Giving up is not an option…” – Saray Khumalo
Unpack the purpose behind Africa’s first black female summiteer and discover that its less about the altitude achieved and more about the journey undertaken.
As an established businesswoman with a purpose plus a great wealth of experience, when not climbing 1 of the 7 summits, Saray is an advocate for human development and education and supports a wide variety of charitable and developmental organisations.
Her story inspires and motivates whilst delivering a powerful message which applies to every audience; allowing people to recognise and unpack heir own innate abilities and gives them permission to achieve their own true goals.
One of her goals with Climbing for a purpose is to be an example to the next generation of leaders; to inspire them to pursue their dreams and summit their everyday peaks in education and other spheres of life, knowing that nothing is impossible if we dare to dream!