Businesswoman, Inspirational Speaker & Broadcaster
Criselda is a mother, Businesswoman, Inspirational Speaker and broadcaster.
She has been actively involved in Positive campaigns for human development, human rights and social cohesion. This has compelled her to study immunity and continues to investigate the research available regarding Nutrition, Behaviour, including progression of HIV to AIDS. Criselda has made simplified health education her personal mission.
She has worked with different government departments, as well as the corporate sector on implementing workplace wellness programs nationally and internationally. She’s also been actively involved in the fight for the rights of people who are both HIV positive and HIV negative. In her pursuit of health advocacy she became compelled to study immunity and AIDS progression as well as investigated the available research regarding nutrition and human behaviour and studied towards psycho-neuron immunology, health and positive living.
She holds certificates in management development from The Gordon Institute of SA, project management, direct marketing and business communications. Currently studying two degrees Bachelor of Human Ecology and Bachelor of communication science.
She left a successful career in sales and marketing, while heading a direct marketing business unit for SA Post Office, to advocate for wellness for the greater good and human development. Her pursuits in her ambitions have resulted in many invitations to speak and present papers at many conferences and meetings, including a meeting for the SADEC Health Ministers on wellness. Ms. Kananda, in 2016 and 2017 was appointed by the First Lady of Ghana to speak and facilitate at OAFLA- Organisation of African First Ladies dialogue in Ghana and Addis Ababa.
She was a Contributing editor and columnist for Media24’s Real Magazine and City Press, including Caxton's Bona Magazine translated in 4 different languages for 8 years.