Joy Olivier is passionate about finding innovative solutions to big social problems. She is the co-founder of Botanican, a social enterprise that is establishing Africa's first legal network of cannabis growers and bringing sustainable cannabis products to local and global markets. Joy is also the co-founder of IkamvaYouth, an education non-profit that enables disadvantaged youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty, which she ran for fifteen years.
Joy is intrigued by the power of collaboration, and the conversion of challenges into opportunities. She is committed to doing all she can to fight inequality and promote access to opportunities that change lives.
Joy Oliver, South African social entrepreneur, explains what Nelson Mandela means to her, the impact of IkamvaYouth (a nonprofit that enables youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty through education), and her new initiative growing medicinal cannabis.