Lesley’s work has been recognized through the following awards:
Selected onto the inaugural class of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program, 2018
This programme will provide emerging African leaders from a range of backgrounds with the skills they need to create change. Through plenary sessions, problem-solving workshops, technical trainings, and leadership development, this working group will aim to find ways to create and solve African-specific issues.
Recipient of the Emzingo LeaderShift Award, April 2017:
Emzingo views LeaderSHIFT as the lens through which an individual views personal leadership and embraces long-term responsible leadership by committing to working always in the right PLACE: Purpose-driven, Long-term focus, Authentic & Values-Based, Collaborative, Embraces change, uncertainty, and ambiguity
The event is aimed at honouring men, women and organisations who have exhibited excellent character and a commitment to ethical behaviour in a way that has positively impacted the lives of people around them or the communities within which they live or operate.
2011 Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans
Every year, the Mail & Guardian scours the country to find noteworthy and newsworthy young South Africans to profile in its annual 200 Young South Africans publication.
BP, 2041 Antarctic Exhibition
The mission of 2041 is to build personal leadership skills among people who choose to embrace the challenge of sustaining all forms of life – in their families, communities, organizations and the planet.