Zoya is a Speaker, MC, Public Speaking Coach and Facilitator based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She is an award-winning Public Speaker and two-time Southern African Public Speaking and Evaluation Champion. Her love for inspiring audiences saw her compete as one of only two African representatives at the World Championships of Public Speaking in Las Vegas, USA.

She has had the incredible opportunity to speak on the TED stage where she shared the message “Using tradition to re-negotiate Africa’s identity.” (click to watch talk)

She founded ZoyaSpeaks to address social issues and empower women and young girls of the African continent through Public Speaking. She is a believer in the concept of the African Renaissance and strives to contribute to the development of women on the African continent.



Book Zoya as an Opening speaker, closing speaker keynote, School or University talks.


Book her as a Madame of Ceremonies (MC) and you will not only have an engaged and inspired audience, the MC will ensure you finish on time.


Book a ONE-ON- ONE Public Speaking Coaching session and uncover how the skills you already possess can triple your personal and professional worth.


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  • “I want to thank you for the effort you put into making sure I ended up at the right place with my sister's 20th anniversary speech which was delivered confidently. Your availability and creative suggestions were above and beyond what I expected.”


    Zandile Masengemi
    Zandile Masengemi National Empowerment Fund
  • "Zoya speaks from the heart, you can hear she chooses each word consciously and her messages are implanted in one’s mind long after her speech. I would recommend her for any event, especially a women’s event."


    Sethu Mehana
    Sethu Mehana Hollard - Marketing Lead
  • “Zoya’s talk ‘Keep It Up’ reminded me that we are always the ones that we are waiting for, we need to keep on picking ourselves up.”


    Lazola Belle
    Lazola Belle Division Director, 2015/16 Toastmasters International D74



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