WIE Rise Together Campaign - Maya Khonje-Stewart

Maya Khonje-Stewart has over 15 years’ experience in the private and NGO sector of Malawi with innate skills in business development, sales and logistics, project management, financial management and lobbying. She prides herself on being an initiative-taker and an enthusiastic social entrepreneur.

Maya co-founded a solar retail business in 2018, Yellow, which has grown to become the biggest distributor of solar home systems in Malawi with over 550 agents employed and over 90,000 systems sold. Maya championed Project Khumbo to address gender equality and access to digital literacy for 400 women in Malawi who received smartphones and resultant job opportunities. 

We were privileged enough to sit down with Maya and hear about her experiences as a phenomenal Woman in Energy. Here's what she had to say.

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Gold Sponsor

  • Lucy Electric
  • Conlog
  • Landis+Gyr
  • General Electric

Silver Sponsor

  • Brady
  • Canada Pavilion
  • G3-PLC
  • IFS
  • Oracle
  • IEEMA
  • Power Africa
  • Longi Solar
  • PRIME Alliance
  • Toshiba

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi
  • SAIEE
  • FEENIX