As an Advisor, my unique value proposition lies in my extensive experience in working across sectors; having a deep understanding of the socio-economic and political context; and working with local, national and institutional organisations.

I work with change leaders who seek to create a better world by acting to address poverty, unemployment and inequality. My clients include women leaders, entrepreneurs and non-profit and funding institutions.

I am deeply passionate about the potential of Women, Entrepreneurs and Africa, and have a lifelong commitment to social change. For over two decades I have been working and volunteering for social justice.
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Leadership and Governance

I work with clients to strengthen organisational and governance systems and practices. My work includes review and development of policies, board effectiveness, organisational strategy and operational systems. I use one on one an group coaching to build effective leaders and cohesive management teams
Womens Rights and Gender Equality

I work with profit and non profit organisations to develop and implement policies and practices that promote the advancement of women. My services include advisory, gender audits, research, materials development, capacity building, mentoring and coaching.
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Enterprise Development

I advise corporate clients on implementing effective enterprise and supply chain development programmes. Companies are able to access our networks of women entrepreneurs who are ready for the next level of support.
Women Entrepreneurs

I provide support to women entrepreneurs so that they can access enterprise and supply chain development opportunities that will grow their businesses. I achieve this through coaching, training and access to networks.
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Business Toolkits and Training

Through my experience and using extensive research, I have developed practical training and toolkits that respond to the development needs of our clients.
Fundraising and Sustainability

I also work with non-profit organisations to help them build effective sustainability strategies and fundraising plans.
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I use a combination of consulting and coaching to support my clients to find solutions that are implementable, and I support teams with resources and tools to create lasting impact

Through mentoring and training I help clients to build a culture that integrates fundraising and resource mobilisation into their daily practice.

  • Assessing the organisations’s capacity to fundraise
  • Revising current funding practices
  • Conducting donor scans
  • Drafting concept notes and budgets
  • Developing fund-raising strategies and plans

My Clients



Client Testimonials


  • Claudia Linke-Heep
    Ms Motara distinguishes herself by consistently delivering high quality outputs. Her performance is remarkable and all interactions were smooth and effective. There is no doubt we will seek future co-operation with her.
    Claudia Linke-Heep
    UNIDO, Co-ordinator Green Industry Programme
  • Vanessa Pillay
    I have had the pleasure of working with Shireen when she served as Vice-Chairperson of the Board at St. Anthony’s Education Centre. She is a visionary and deeply committed leader, always willing to offer guidance and advice guided by the principles of good governance.
    Vanessa Pillay
    Ex Director and Development Consultant
  • Rev. Desmond Lesejane
    Shireen joined TLAC when the organisation was on the verge of closing down. She stabilised operations, increased the funding pool, helped boost staff morale and established key stakeholder relations, in a short period.
    Rev. Desmond Lesejane
    Ex Board Member and Independent Social Justice Practitioner
  • Shamillah Wilson
    Shireen has assisted me greatly in thinking through all the relevant aspects that would contribute to sustainability of my organisation. She has helped me refine our strategy and also assisted with some much-needed fundraising support.
    Shamillah Wilson
    Social Entrepreneur and Bertha Scholar
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