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How to build your dream startup

How to build your dream startup

In this week’s Top Women podcast, Topco Media CEO, Ralf Fletcher is in conversation with local powerhouse Aisha Pandor, co-founder of SweepSouth. Aisha is the daughter of Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and brings with her a wealth of knowledge both inside and outside the workplace.

Doing business in the “next normal”

Doing business in the “next normal”

If there’s one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, it must surely be the phenomenal ability of businesses, large and small, to adapt to the world’s ever-changing new normal. Sure, the novel coronavirus and lockdown measures have shaken the private (and government) sectors like nothing for a very long time before.

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa harnesses the power of women

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa harnesses the power of women

In 2020, Nozicelo Ngcobo joined Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) as the new Public Affairs, Communication & Sustainability Director. She joins CCBSA from Tiger Brands where she held the position of Group Executive: Group External Relations. In this role, she was accountable for Government, Stakeholder Relations, CSI, SED and BBBEE.

Your guide to making the most of project management

Your guide to making the most of project management

This is your lightbulb moment. All projects start with a big idea – which may be something like wanting to start your own business or developing new products, doing something completely new, or in your personal life it could mean upskilling yourself, building a home or fitness training.

Meet Khanyisile Kweyama SA business icon

Meet Khanyisile Kweyama SA business icon

Successful business woman Khanyisile Kweyama whose impressive list of tenures include: first woman Executive Director, Anglo American SA; CEO, BUSA; and Chairperson, Brand SA – speaks to us about leadership, COVID-19, mining, agriculture and the value of mentorship.

Business success – surround yourself with the right people

Business success – surround yourself with the right people

According to the World Bank, Africa boasts the highest growth rate of female-run businesses in the world. However, in Southern Africa men outnumber women when it comes to owning their own business. Apart from this reflection on our gender empowerment trajectory, this impacts negatively on the economy

Sustainability in the Workplace

Sustainability in the Workplace

Put simply, a sustainable workplace is a workplace which takes into account a regard for people and the planet. A business that employs sustainable practises is one that looks past profitability and revenue and considers how they can make a difference both inside and outside their workspace. Everything from ensuring the health and safety of employees to implementing responsible supply chain practises contributes to the sustainability of a workplace.

What does level 3 mean to you?

What does level 3 mean to you?

Going to level 3 from the beginning of June will involve the return to operation of most sectors of the economy, under strict health protocols and social distancing rules. But what does this mean in practical terms?

Five ways to handle conflict remotely

Five ways to handle conflict remotely

In a team, having a united voice is important but so is having different opinions and viewpoints. When working with others, conflicts are inevitable, and, according to the Harvard Business Review, the most common cause of conflict in the workplace is misunderstanding.

Sustainable investing – A South African perspective

Sustainable investing – A South African perspective

How do publicly listed companies deal with environmental issues and climate change? How do they manage carbon risk? How do they treat their workers, and do they have effective health and safety policies? Do they manage their supply chains in a sustainable way? Do they have a corporate culture that builds trust and fosters innovation?

Achieving a work/life balance

Achieving a work/life balance

More often than not, our working lives and our career goals tend to take precedence over just about everything else in our lives. This means that our own well-being is set aside so that the need to succeed in our careers is first and foremost and it can be extremely detrimental to us in the long run.

LIFT AS YOU RISE – BONANG MOHALE

LIFT AS YOU RISE – BONANG MOHALE

When you put a smartphone in the hands of women, not only does the nutrition, health and education of their own kids improve but also that of the entire society and community in which they live.

Glenda Gray  speaks about a vaccine, lockdown and immunity

Glenda Gray speaks about a vaccine, lockdown and immunity

NRF A-rated scientist, CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray is a qualified paediatrician, co-founder of the internationally recognised Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto and is one of the experts on the Ministerial Advisory Committee

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Mahlako A Phahla Investments (Pty) Ltd, also known as “Mahlako”, is a South African advisory and investment holding company established and 100% owned by two dynamic African women, Makole Mupita and Meta Mhlarhi.

Reimagining the future

Reimagining the future

On 1 July 2019, Shirley Machaba became the first female CEO of PwC Southern Africa. In this role, diversity and inclusion are very close to her heart, and she has voiced her commitment to growing the numbers of female professionals in the firm and in the industry.

Ensuring mental wellness during Covid-19 and the aftermath

Ensuring mental wellness during Covid-19 and the aftermath

Amid managing a situation like the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried. Many of us took the news and rushed into panic mode, grabbing necessities and planning the days ahead. Once the madness had calmed and we got into our routines, many other issues crept in and perhaps we were not ready for those.

Good to go with Lindy-Lou Alexander

Good to go with Lindy-Lou Alexander

Just one year into her career at Standard Bank, Marketing Head of Personal and Business Banking Lindy-Lou Alexander
had a fast start in the industry, supporting and deploying the marketing programmes for some of Standard Bank’s biggest
innovations to date.

5 Steps to Successful Project Management

5 Steps to Successful Project Management

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOOLKITby Fiona WakelinSTEP ONE THE BIG IDEAThis is your lightbulb moment. All projects start with a big idea – which may be something like wanting to start your own business or developing new products, doing something completely new, or in your...

A tour de force for business transformation

A tour de force for business transformation

Since the early days of ATMs – when clients were still hesitant to deposit cash without assistance from a human teller – Itumeleng Monale has seen major transformations in the banking sector. We chatted to her about some of the changes she’s witnessed (and influenced) in the industry.

Banking on the future

Banking on the future

With more than two decades’ experience in international banking brands, Regional Chief Executive of Standard Bank Pindie Nyandoro, has seen plenty of trends come and go in the banking sector. One that she’ s happy to say is sticking around for the long term is gender empowerment.

Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.

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