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We don’t know about you, but we are at the edge of our seats, counting the seconds until this year’s Standard Bank Top Women Virtual Summit rolls around! The excitement levels are off the charts among the meticulous organisers of the event and its celebrated award nominees and speakers alike, and we cannot wait to raise the virtual curtain on this epic event.
Charmaine Houvet, Senior Public Policy Director & Growth for Africa at Cisco, talks ‘living with purpose and intention’ through ESG practices
Charmaine Houvet, Senior Public Policy Director & Growth for Africa at Cisco, is a highly motivated and proactive executive, who operates with a strong sense of urgency, undertakes complex assignments, is assertive, meets tight deadlines and thrives in a fast paced dynamic environment.
We’ve seen an increased reliance on all things virtual, upgrading society to ‘work-from-anywhere’ (WFA). With these observations in mind, how then do businesses work towards making sure they get the optimum level of creativity and innovation out of remote and virtual work approaches?
Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of any burgeoning economy. It takes the innovation and passion of hard-working trailblazers to bring new and exciting ideas to the table. However, starting your own venture can be quite daunting, especially when the economy is topsy-turvy, and things seem uncertain.
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.
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