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Bronwyn Herold Williams

Bronwyn Herold Williams is a Futurist, Economist, and Business Trends Analyst. She is Foresight Lead and Trend Analyst at Flux Trends, Cofounder at Apollo42, and the Author of The Future Starts Now. Bronwyn is Strategist and Speaker at What the Future Now? and through her consultancy, she helps businesses prepare for the future and is a team member of the Think Tank at

She has been at FluxTrends since 2011, and today, as a partner her research focuses on how macro socio-economic trends and emerging technologies will impact businesses, industries, and nations in the near and long term future. Part economist, part strategist, Bronwyn’s particular areas of expertise include fintech trends, alternative economic models, and sustainable future design.

Read From Postalgia to Purpose — How to Motivate Your Team and Turn Trends into Purposeful Strategic Direction in a World in Flux, Making a Plan, and The Post-School Economy: The Future of Education.

Bronwyn also guest lectures for leading business schools, such as Duke, GIBS, UCT, and the University of Johannesburg, and is a well-known media commentator on future trends and economic trajectories for network channels including CNBC Africa and ENCA News.

In 2020, she coauthored, together with Theo Priestley, The Future Starts Now: Expert Insights into The Future of Business, Technology, and Society, which features essays from 20 of the world’s top futurists and encourages everyone to be more proactive about what comes next. Her The Future Starts Now project is designed to get us thinking about the futures we don’t want to live in, as well as those that we do we want to create.

Bronwyn is Cofounder at Apollo42, a boutique branding agency focused on foresight, big-picture, big idea, brand strategy, and brand design for fintech and startup enterprises who have great products and great ideas but lack the big ideas required to connect with their target markets. Apollo42 is a dating agency that connects smart ideas with real people. Projects and clients include,, and

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Commerce from the University of Johannesburg in 2006 with a major in Marketing Management. She earned her diploma in Economics from the University of London, in Foresight from the University of Manchester, and her Diploma in Future Studies from the University of Stellenbosch. She holds multiple certifications, including for Digital Branding, Media, Fintech, and Communication. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Applied Economics through the University of Bath.

She started with work in 2006 as a music teacher at Robin Hills Primary to support herself through her studies while completing her marketing degree.

After earning her degree, she started her career as Marketing Assistant and Radio Content Producer at ADSAT in Johannesburg in 2007. She assisted the CEO and Sales and Marketing Manager pitch for new business and prepared sales and marketing reports.

She continued her path as Marketing Manager at McNab’s Wellth at the end of 2007 and stayed there for more than three years.

For a short time, Bronwyn joined Uniross, a smart battery solution company, as Marketing Manager and helped to re-launch the Uniross brand in South Africa.

Her next stepping stone was becoming the Head of Marketing at FSPInvest. She was responsible for publishing and promoting stock market investment research products and services for the Fleet Street Publications retail investor division. Fleet Street Publications is the South African office of the international publishing group, Agora.

Almost 5 years in, Bronwyn decided in 2016 to end her corporate path and become an Independent Consultant and Speaker by promoting the Future and Foresight through her brand What The Future Now?

Watch Who Wants to Live Forever? and Nothing is Real, Anything is Possible.

Watch Women in Leadership with Bronwyn, How Big Brother Companies Are Shaping Society, and Bronwyn Williams Unveils Some of the Scariest and Most Exciting Trends for 2020.

Listen to The Future of NFT’s & Blockchain with Bronwyn Williams.

Follow her contributions at Medium and her other media appearances and contributions on her homepage.

Visit her LinkedIn profile, Futurist. Com profile, FluxTrends profile, and her Homepage. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, BlogSpot, and Twitter.