Confidence Tshilande




Confidence is a professional engineer who has been awarded Young Engineer of the Year by Consulting Engineers SA, Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans amongst other accolades.

She is the founder of Prestiio App, a social networking platform targeted for women around the globe, offering a safe space or platform to inspire, connect and uplift one another.

She is the first woman in the world to initiate a social media app (similar Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) which she designed to empower women, address the inequality gap, improve mentorship and networking opportunities with cross-institutional partners and various women's organizations locally and globally.

With increasing number of GBV, rape and suicide cases, she designed Prestiio helping women to engage freely on timeline or anonymously, allow women to press SOS panic button when in trouble, geolocate essential services such as nearest police station, hospital, etc, send secured messages, market their businesses, create online events, polls and blog spaces.

The app is freely available on all app stores and has been translated to over 20 languages including French, Swahili, Chinese, Venda, Zulu etc. allowing usage globally.

Following the work, she has been doing, she has been named as one of the top Inspiring Fifty SA Women in Tech 2021/2022.



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