Kate is a former Top Woman Business Woman of the Year and Top Women Executive winner at Topco Media’s 8th annual Top Women Awards.
Being a new mother and an entrepreneur has required all of Kate’s multitasking skills and support structure – and she is flying!
Ralf Fletcher, CEO of Topco, speaks to Kate about the role of women in a modern workspace and how it is suddenly clear to see the challenges women overcome that are different for men, and how women in business are making impact in society.
Key takeaways from this podcast include:
- Looking at the major changes in the business landscape that have happened during COVID-19 – and navigating the shifts
- How you can establish new relations with your clients via Zoom sessions
- Choosing between your passion and your profession – can you have it all?
- How to build your personal brand
- Reinventing yourself and looking for new opportunities during this time of change
Kate is an accomplished business woman with a number of academic qualifications which include a Master’s in Law. She began her career in legal but quickly moved into the financial services industry – insurance in particular. Kate has gone from strength to strength starting as a Candidate Attorney with Deneys Reitz. She became a Legal Advisor with Old Mutual in 2003 and moved on to Momentum as a Business Development Manager for Momentum in 2005. Her career grew markedly in Momentum as she established herself first as a Regional Manager and then moved on to General Manager (Executive Management). In 2010, she took the courageous step of becoming a Franchise Director at Discovery – essentially running her own business under the Discovery umbrella. In 2012 Kate published I INC: Be the CEO of your Brand. She was voted one of the Top 200 South Africans by Mail & Guardian and won top Business Woman and Executive for South Africa. Kate was also awarded CEOs SA’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for Insurance.