ABN Productions in partnership with CNBC Africa hosted the ‘Leading Women Debate’ on August 8, 2012. Presiding over the debate was ABN Group Executive Director, Bronwyn Nielsen, who was joined by the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange – Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the Shanduka Group – Phuti Mahanyele and the Executive Director for Clients and Sectors at KPMG – Tshidi Mokgabudi.
Bronwyn started of the discussion by tackling the prevalent issues facing most women in business today – balancing work with family and the low percentage of female leaders in industry.
“Women make different leaders from men, we need to embrace this and come into the workplace as the ‘authentic us’, we need to bring in a high EQ and low ego. On the same token, family always comes first, we need to realise as women there is an additional balance that we need to manage and the manner in which we handle this is very important”, says CEO of the JSE, Nicky Newton-King.
“I don’t believe that having a balanced life limits yourself at work or affects your work negatively as per the common pretext used , it is very
important to maintain a good balance”, says CEO of the Shanduka Group, Phuti Mahanyele.
“Never lose sight of your potential and what you are capable of, resilience and perseverance is all you need”, says Executive Director for Clients and Sectors at KPMG – Tshidi Mokgabudi.
Don’t miss the hour-long debate which will be broadcast on August 13, from 1pm CAT on CNBC Africa, DStv channel 410.
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