Farana Boodhram

Farana Boodhram

South Africa
Trip: 
Dublin, Ireland
Mentored by: 

Mentored by: Míne Öztürk

Turkey
Trip: 
Dublin, Ireland

Farana is the founder and CEO of Avita Mining and MiDesk Global, as well as the managing director of Forever Farana Coveralls with 18 years of executive leadership experience in the logistics and mining industry.

She is responsible for the design and patenting of a world-first protective garment that women can wear underground, and is also the owner of the patent and design of MiDesk – a patent of a revolutionary designed wheelie school bag that converts into a desk and chair for millions of kids without desks at schools in rural areas.

Farana is passionate about expanding opportunities for women in business. Her mission is to eradicate poverty by creating a fair playing field for women and children globally, ensuring that they have the correct apparatus to become informed leaders of tomorrow.

She has been the recipient of numerous professional and entrepreneurship awards, including the GROW Fellowship through Vital Voices Global Partnership, the World Women Super Achiever Award 2017, and Standard Bank Women’s High Growth Accelerator 2017.

Farana graduated from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business with an MBA in executive management, is the vice chairperson of the Graduate School of Business Alumni Board, as well as a board member of the Graduate School of Business Advisory.