Komala Pillay Named Fellow in NGO Whisperer® Global Programme

Our CEO, Komala Pillay, has been selected as one of 50 fellows for the 2024 NGO Whisperer® Global Fellowship Programme. Offered by The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact, this distinguished six-month virtual leadership programme is renowned for its rigorous training and is dedicated to enhancing the capacities of exceptional leaders and founders of NGOs and social enterprises worldwide, particularly those from low and middle-income countries.

Four years ago, Pillay pressed pause on a highly successful career in engineering to join Citizen Leader Lab as the CEO. Her bold move has since motivated our team and the communities that Citizen Leader Lab serves, demonstrating her commitment to driving social change.

Pillay’s journey with Citizen Leader Lab began in 2018 as a participant on its renowned leadership development programme, Leaders for Education (at the time Partners for Possibility). This programme partners school principals of under-resourced schools with leaders from other environments. During her participation, Pillay developed an understanding of the critical need for Citizen Leader Lab’s work and a strengthened belief in the importance of strong local leadership and cross-sector collaboration to address the challenges facing South Africa. She continues to champion the pivotal role of quality education in revitalising the economy and promoting social equity, thus empowering individuals to lead purposeful lives.

As a fellow, Pillay will benefit from one-on-one online tailored mentorship and leadership coaching, participate in masterclasses led by highly skilled faculty and gain an all-access pass to The NGO Whisperer® Global Summit in 2024. Additionally, she will join The NGO Whisperer® Global Community and alumni network and be featured in The NGO Whisperer® Magazine and Podcast.

The NGO Whisperer® Global Fellowship Programme is made possible through a collaboration between Charles Warria, FLOCONSULT Change Leadership Coaching, Nourishment Vitality, The Human Side and The CPD Group.

For more information on Citizen Leader Lab offerings and impact, visit www.citizenleaderlab.org

Find out more about The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact here: www.ngowhisperer.com