Mignon Hardie is the executive director of the FunDza Literacy Trust, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to growing a culture of reading and writing among South African teens and young adults, and she is a director of Cover2Cover Books, an independent publisher. She is passionate about social development and is keen for her work to contribute towards building a more equitable, healthy society. She has a BA (English and Economics) from UCT and an MBA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.