Experience & Activities
Cyber Safety Change Agent & Communications Consultant
Rianette is a professional communicator – whether it is in front of the cameras, on stage, on air, as author or sharing corporate messaging as PR representative on behalf of her clients.
Rianette Leibowitz is a Communication Specialist and Cyber Safety activist who speaks about the art of navigating relationships between physical and digital space. She demystifies the land-between and explores the available options to bridge the gap as parent and professional.
She has been sharing the cyber safety message at schools, conferences, and corporates with the aim to save lives by creating awareness for responsible digital citizenship. Rianette founded SaveTNet Cyber Safety after she heard of the shocking statistics of young people who commit suicide because of cyberbullying. She has been the driving force behind SaveTNet, which offers help to cybercrime victims through a NETwork of professional services. Brand South Africa acknowledged the work Rianette and she is a Play Your Part Ambassador.
Rianette was selected as a finalist for the FAIRLADY & Santam Social Entrepreneur, Women of the Future 2018 competition and she was chosen as the 1st Runner-Up for the SITA Women in ICT Awards 2016. Rianette completed the Cherie Blair Mentorship Foundation Programme in May 2018 and is now playing a role as a mentor for someone in the USA through the Executive Women’s Forum. She finished the Kingdom Business Network Entrepreneurship Programme in 2018 and was chosen as the Kingdom History Maker
of the Year.
In her upcoming book “Not for Sale – Relationships of Influence” she shares her passion for the power of personal and professional relationships.
Rianette also thrives on the adrenalin rush caused by “lights, camera and action”. She has presented over 100 Cyber Health features on Cliff Centra.com. She often takes up the MC role and has been seen as TV presenter of a lifestyle travel show on KykNET. She is represented as actress by Talent ETC and as speaker by Whacked Speaker Management.
She is featured as Expert Contributor on platforms such s Baby Yum Yum, Green Family Guide and more. The National Small Business Chamber presented Rianette with the National Entrepreneur Champion Award 2011, which echoes her dedication to enhance South Africa’s economy and to make a positive difference. Rianette is an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner (APR) with over 17 years experience as Public Relations specialist and was the Chairperson for the APR Committee at the Public Relations Institute for Southern Africa (PRISA).
She is CEO at Owitz Communications Pty (Ltd) and represented Sirdar South Africa as Marketing Specialist focusing on enterprise governance. This entrepreneur established her communications agency in March 2009 and prior to that, Rianette managed the Public Relations and Marketing portfolio for Adobe Systems’ Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands region. She worked for various other international brands such as Wacom, Siebel Systems, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola and the Business Software Alliance. From a local perspective Rianette has gained experience in the food, entertainment, agriculture and lifestyle industries with clients such as Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort, Mr. South Africa 2010 Denver Burns, Primedia Education as well as Ndalo Media, focusing on the launch of DESTINY MAN Magazine.
Rianette plays an active role in the upliftment and development of the local PR industry by supporting industryz bodies such as The National Press Club, the National Small Business Chamber and PRISA as committee member for six years and was elected as Chairperson for the Gauteng region for two consecutive years. In 2010 she was crowned as Mrs. Style South Africa Congeniality and through this event, raised funds for charity. Rianette has been married for 13 years and is the proud mother of an amazing boy. Family and the time she
spends with her loved ones are high on her priority list. Having a teachable approach in life and always striving to exceed expectations drives her to achieve more.
Her message: “Learn to notice and appreciate all the unexpected surprises that come your way and
make complete use of each one.”
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