- Created: Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:41
Jennifer Classen is the founder and owner of Ngaphaya Y2K10 (meaning BEYOND 2010), a sourcing and procurement company focusing on specialized, customized and technically complex products. Ngaphaya Y2K10 is a Proudly South African 100% Black Women-Owned business with 11 employees.
Before starting her business in 2008, Classen held an executive position within a South Africa blue chip Retailer. In her last position she developed businesses within the franchise arena in various African countries, as well as locally.
After 27 years in corporate, Classen traded her corporate ‘hat’ for an ‘entrepreneurial’ one. Her passion for people and product has been the inspiration for her own business.
Classen has committed herself to leading a life of purpose, which she defines as a proactive and productive focus on building long-term relationships with her customers, stakeholders and staff alike. She made contact with WEConnect International in South Africa via UPBEAT marketing and saw the opportunity certification could offer her business.