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In this week’s Standard Bank Top Women Podcast, Head of Editorial for Topco Media, Fiona Wakelin, sits down with Mariana Santos to discuss the representation of women and other marginalised communities in the media, and the importance of advocating for different leadership styles.
Unlocking the potential for women-headed businesses – meet Simone Cooper, Head of Business Clients at Standard Bank South Africa
Simone Cooper is currently Head Business Clients, Standard Bank South Africa. She has obtained diverse exposure to Banking, particularly Business and Commercial Banking, having undertaken various roles within Standard Bank. Simone was a key member of the team involved in re-establishing Business Banking in South Africa between 2009 – 2013.
Signa’s Innovator Director, Janine Piper, is currently the head of the Signa Group’s Power of One initiative which is committed to changing one person’s life at a time, making a meaningful impact and contribution to someone else’s life. A social entrepreneur, Janine is from Linden, Randburg, and holds a BA degree with a postgraduate qualification in Education specialisation.
The words Diversity and Inclusion have become commonplace in the work environment – but is there a common understanding and appreciation of these terms? A highly diverse and inclusive workforce will lead to not only higher Productivity, but higher Employee Engagement.
Meet Tracey Bolton, Director of Sales & Marketing for new Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira resort in Mozambique
Now based in South Africa’s St Francis Bay, Tracey Bolton is excited about her new position with the Banyan Tree Group and the challenge that launching a brand-new product – only the second resort in Africa under this prestigious brand’s umbrella – presents.
Having employees who are happy working for you isn’t just a personal matter, it’s an economic one. Happy employees are more focused, creative, motivated, productive, and positive – all factors which help shape a company’s performance. It also helps you to retain the best talent, which is vital for business success.
Are you experiencing Tangible Value Impact through Tech? – meet Mushfiqoh Samodien, Director at Aspire Solutions
In the latest Standard Bank Top Women podcast, Fiona Wakelin, Head of Editorial for Topco Media, engages in conversation with Mushfiqoh Samodien to discuss tangible value impact through technology, pivoting during the pandemic, and why networking is key. Mushfiqoh touches on finding work/life balance, female entrepreneurship, and why practicing gratitude leads to more success.
Director of Paragon Architects, Estelle Meiring, chats on going the extra mile for people – set yourself apart!
Estelle Meiring is the Director of Paragon Architects. Estelle oversees one of three large production teams that delivers a wide range of architectural projects including industrial, office, student housing and education. Her portfolio includes overseeing the financial aspects of the company, including introducing an integrated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system into the Paragon Group.
Seneca Lutchmana, Leader, LIXIL Africa shares insight and inspiration with fellow female-empowered professionals
Uniquely positioned to lead the LIXIL Africa business, Seneca Lutchmana began her career as a lawyer working as in-house legal counsel. As Leader of LIXIL Africa, Seneca Lutchmana stands as a testament to the merit and stature in creating equal opportunities and in driving your own accomplishments.
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