Abbellard is one of Africa’s leading gender balance consultancies.

Since 2000, we’ve offered clients solutions to break down the barriers that women experience in advancing in organisations and the tools to ensure that these dynamos reach their full potential. We help create an environment that is conducive to your female and male talent reaching further – and taking your business and profits along with them.

Verity Hawarden


Verity has over 20 years experience in both corporate and small businesses in South Africa. In addition to her primary focus working on women’s leadership development programmes with Abbellard, she is also a professional associate at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). There, she’s involved in international and local action learning coaching, personal development coaching, case study writing and supervision of MBA research.

Verity has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Administration) from Wits Business School and a BA (English and French Studies) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.