Ms Ellen Fischat has gone from being born into humble surroundings in the Eastern Cape to working with global captains of industry and representing African women in technology on international stages. Now she dines with the elite and travels the world.

Speaking directly to studentpreneurs in her virtual presentation (Africans creating market opportunities through entrepreneurship and innovation) last week, the founder of Story Room and impact entrepreneur used herself as an example of how it is possible to succeed. She was speaking within the session on Day Two of the EDHE Lekgotla 2020 that was dedicated to the sub-theme: Breaking new ground through entrepreneurship.