Sixolile joined the Data Driven Districts team in South Africa from New Leaders Foundation, where she served as stakeholder engagement and DBE projects manager. Her role included project managing a portfolio of 5 projects as well as strategic engagements with key senior Department of Basic Education (DBE) stakeholders in the delivery of the Data Driven Districts Dashboard (DDD Dashboard) Programme. She joined NLF after 13 years in the financial services industry, where she worked as a consultant for Deloitte as well as major banks and insurance companies. Her experience was mainly in financial and cost management, having led the finance decision support teams on varied assignments, including managing costs for a portfolio of 53 projects to the value of R300m. In her time at Deloitte, she acted in many team leadership roles, ranging from project manager to financial manager assignments across 9 industries.