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“When Women connect, the World changes” – Debby Edelstein

The Inclusive Leadership Imperative – The WeLead Women’s Day Online Forum 2020 (August 21)

It’s hardly surprising that in the midst of a global crisis the world is craving a new kind of leadership. Forbes reports that a May poll named New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as the country’s most popular leader in 100 years thanks to her pandemic response. You’ve probably also seen the Facebook post that is doing the rounds suggesting that countries with women at the helm during COVID-19 have fared better than others.

The fact that a new kind of leadership is getting the attention it deserves means that there has never been a better time for women to lead. But what are the leadership qualities we need most right now as we imagine the new normal?

ONLINE FORUM DETAILS

Where/What/When

Date:
Friday 21 August 2020

Venue:
Online via Zoom (YouTube for MS Teams users)

Cost:
R750 per person ex vat

Time:
9am – 11am Presentations

A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • This two-hour forum will highlight the most important qualities you need to develop to be the kind of leader the world has been waiting for.
  • It will outline the steps you need to take to surround yourself with the kind of support you need to get there.
  • It will prove that your fear of taking centre stage is a poor excuse and that if you have an instinct to lead, you have a responsibility to do so

BE THE INCLUSIVE LEADER
THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

  • Work more effectively with a diverse range of colleagues
  • Create an internal culture that thrives on diversity and change
  • Find your own circle of mentors and show your colleagues how to do the same

 

Join us to create a future in which leadership has no gender.

SPEAKERS 

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Portia Derby, Group CE, Transnet and former COO of the Department of Trade and Industry. Portia’s career in government started at the National Institute for Economic Policy (NIEP) where she played an integral role in working on the quantification of the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP). Portia was also part of the founding team of the National Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (1997 – 2001), and later became its Chief Operating Officer. She has  served as a non-executive director of Metair Investments and Safcol. She has also worked in the private sector as an Executive Director: Clients Africa at Aurecon, an international engineering and infrastructure advisory company. Portia holds a B.Sc (majoring in Economics and Geology), an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Natal, and an MBA from Wits. 

 

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Roswitha-Anja Becker holds an LLB degree from UNISA and currently serves the Lufthansa Group as Managing Director Global Load Control and as a partner in the think tank Winnovate. An experienced Non-Executive Director, early on in her career Roswitha faced the challenge of being a senior manager of a team of young and diverse people all with little experience and lots of opinions and ideas. This shaped her leadership philosophy as she moved through the complexity of the highly regulated and fast moving world of aviation in a Global context. She oversaw growth from a small organisation to a global market leader. She credits this success to building teams that utilise their full intelligence and utilising the diversity of their members for strategic advantage. Her current team of 200 people, located in Cape Town, Istanbul Turkey and Czech Republic, have 30 different countries of origin and speak over 20 different home languages.

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Ntombi Mhangwani, Director for Integrated Marketing and Communications, and Women’s Forum Lead at Accenture Africa, joined Accenture in 2015 and drives initiatives to attain Accenture’s vision to achieve a 50/50 gender balanced workforce by 2025. Prior to joining Accenture, Mhangwani held senior marketing and communications roles in various multinational companies such as Schneider Electric South Africa, Dimension Data and MTN – with a scope that covered the rest of Africa and the Middle East. Mhangwani’s journalistic, marketing and communications experience spans a period of more than 20 years. She has a huge hunger for continued learning, and an ability to master and implement the new knowledge she gains. She holds an MBA from Henley Business School and an Honours Degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes.

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Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head: Human resources, Exxaro, is a registered industrial psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. She joined the (then) Iscor Mining in 1997 as an HR graduate trainee. She was further employed at Kumba Resources as an HR business partner and within the Talent Management area between 1998 and 2006. Since then she was appointed at Exxaro as the manager for the Talent Management and centre of expertise, manager for corporate projects and HR optimisation and the group manager for Talent and Learning. She is the chairperson of the Exxaro Women in mining committee and serves on various other Exxaro subsidiary companies. Her passion lies in education and women empowerment as well as finding integration between work and having quality family time. Vanisha has a BA (Hons)(Industrial Psychology), M (Industrial Psychology), Management Development Programme (GIBS) and an MBA.

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Nadia Trimmel, Vice President Mercedes Benz Vans, has nearly 20 years experience in the motor industry across various areas of the business including Marketing, Sales, Aftersales and full BU Management. The opportunity to have gathered this experience with three different automotive brands, operating in vastly different customer segments has added immensely to her broad understanding of the automotive operations and to making a valuable contribution in various roles. Nadia has a BA in Marketing and Economics, and an MBA.

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Debby Edelstein is a CEO coach with over 20 years experience in leadership development, mentoring and coaching. A long-time champion of women’s empowerment, Debby continues to be recognized for her pioneering work in gender equality, diversity and inclusion. WeLead Circles – the women’s leadership programme she created – was nominated for the Accenture Global Greater Than Awards. Debby sits on the Advisory Board for TuksRes Women’s Leadership Academy at Pretoria University. She has spoken locally and internationally and has shared the stage with thought leaders including the late Anita Roddick, (founder of the Body Shop), Margaret Wheatley and Thuli Madonsela.

ONLINE FORUM DETAILS

Where/What/When

Date:
Friday 21 August 2020

Venue:
Online via Zoom, YouTube for MS Team users

Cost:
R750 per person ex vat

Time:
9am – 11am Presentations