Mrs Wendy Leepile is an academic and founder of Molagodimo Projects.
She was born in the Northern Cape, Kimberly on the 19th of June, 1970 and grew up in a village of Taung Situated in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, in the North West Province.
From a young age, Mrs Leepile has always set herself on the path of success, defying all odds that were structured under Apartheid. After Matriculating Mrs Leepile enrolled for Diploma in Education in 1991 to 1993 which she completed on record time. She then serviced at the deep rural area of Makgobistad, approximately 60 km outside in Mafikeng.
As a school educator she furthered her studies with the University of North West, completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications in 2000. In addition she further studied in Europe with Vidzeme University College in Latvia in 2002, were she obtained a certificate in Peace Studies and International Relations.
Over and above, she completed both her honours and Master’s degrees in Peace Studies in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Furthermore, Mrs Leepile got employed by the North West University as a Lecturer form (2003) and later as Head of the Department with the Faculty of Human Social Science.
She served on the following portfolios
• Mafikeng Chamber of commerce, as treasurer 2008 to 2012
• A Provincial Health Council member from 2010 to 2013
Molagodimo Projects was established and registered in 2005 as a black female owned company, with its core business as Building and Roads construction, Medical Equipment and School and office Furniture. It has been engaged in business with a number of different Government Departments in the North West Province namely, Department of Education, Dept. of Health and Dept. of Human settlement.
Molagodimo Projects has reached out to destitute communities based in the deep rural areas of the province. In Coligny Molagodimo donated 150 blankets in June 2010. In Manthe Village, situated in Taung, Molagodimo donated 120 blankets in May 2015, as well as Wheelchairs in various villages in Mafikeng.
Presently Mrs Leepile is the chairperson of South African Women in Construction, North West Chapter (SAWIC). She has established herself as a dynamic leader both academically and in business. She strongly exemplified the true meaning of leadership, showing that leadership is synonymous with serving others, and further believes in female solidarity.
In conclusion, Mrs Leepile believes that, the journey is still long and a lot more still needs to be done in terms of women development.