#ThePowerOfX Speaker: Meet Robyn Phillips

Robyn Phillips takes to the TEDxCapeTown stage in 2021.

Robyn Phillips is the Creative Lead at Touch South Africa, a non-profit with a vision to transition young creatives in Africa into the creative industry and foster their skills development. She’s also a Integrated Art Director at The King James Group, member of The Loeries Youth Committee - a board of 15 creatives under 30 from Africa and the Middle East - and a mental health and inclusivity activist who believes that if we do not undertake activities to include, we are indirectly excluding. 

Robyn is giving this talk to inspire others to assist young talent and cement the understanding that pulling up a seat for youth in the corporate industry is important. She and Jabulani Sibiya will share how the work they do at Touch South Africa aims to close the small gap between being a student and being a professional - by putting the two in touch and developing skills for the workplace. 

Read more about Jabulani Sibiya, who will be taking the stage with Robyn. 

We asked Robyn a couple of questions to help you get to know her, before she takes the TEDxCapeTown stage.

Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Sherlock Holmes.

What's your X? AKA: What's something you're really great at?

I can solve a Rubik's cube in 2 mins.

What's your favourite snack? 

Mango. In all ways.

What gets you out of bed in the morning/ what inspires you? 

I measure my life based on new experiences and my community around me. Watching my community grow, collaborate, and thrive is what inspires me. Creating opportunities for us is what gets me up in the morning.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would that be?

Alfa Mist.