rianette leibowitz

Rianette is a professional communicator - whether it is in front of the cameras, on stage, on air, as author or sharing corporate messaging as PR representative on behalf of her clients. Rianette is the founder and spokesperson for SaveTNet Cyber Safety, which aims to save lives by creating awareness of responsible online engagement for the youth and their parents with the support of national and international parties involved. She was chosen as the 1st Runner-Up for the SITA Women in ICT Awards 2016. In her book “Not for Sale – Relationships of Influence” she shares her passion for the power of personal and professional relationships by telling the stories of influencers and friends. Rianette also thrives on the adrenalin rush caused by “lights, camera and action”. She presents the Cyber Health feature on Cliff Central, a weekly Drive Time Cyber Safety feature on Radio CCFM presents for Mosaiek and often takes up the MC role. Rianette has been seen as TV presenter of a lifestyle travel show on KykNET and is also working on other opportunities in the broadcasting industry. She is featured as Expert Contributor on platforms such s Baby Yum Yum, Green Family Guide and more. The National Small Business Chamber presented Rianette with the National Entrepreneur Champion Award 2011, which echoes her dedication to enhance South Africa’s economy and to make a positive difference. Rianette is an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner (APR) with over 15 years experience as Public Relations and marketing specialist. She is Senior Managing Partner at Owitz Communications and represented Sirdar South Africa as Marketing Specialist focusing on enterprise governance. This entrepreneur started Owitz Communications (Pty) Ltd. in March 2009 and prior to that, Rianette managed the Public Relations and Marketing portfolio for Adobe Systems’ Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands region. She worked for various other international companies such as Wacom, Siebel Systems, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola and the Business Software Alliance. From a local perspective Rianette has gained experience in the food, entertainment, agriculture and lifestyle industries with clients such as Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort, Mr. South Africa 2010 Denver Burns, Primedia Education as well as Ndalo Media, focusing on the launch of DESTINY MAN Magazine. Rianette plays an active role in the up-liftment and development of the local PR industry by belonging to industry bodies such as The National Press Club, the National Small Business Chamber and the Public Relations Institute for Southern Africa where she sat on regional committee for six years and was elected as Chairperson for the Gauteng region for two consecutive years. She currently acts as vice-chair for the APR Committee at PRISA. Additionally, she has worked in association with author and speaker Timothy Maurice Webster and as ambassador for The Giving Organization’s Entrepreneurial Development Trust. Both of these opportunities came as a result of her passion to network and build relationships, which enabled her to add value to these businesses. In 2010 she was crowned as Mrs. Style South Africa Congeniality and through this event, raised funds for charity. Rianette has been married for ten years and is the proud mother of a handsome boy. Family and the time she spends with her loved ones are high on her priority list. Having a teachable approach in life and always striving to exceed expectations drives her to achieve more.

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