Thriving Remotely, Personal Branding and Networking
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Thriving Remotely, Personal Branding and Networking.
A discussion and suggestions as to how best to thrive in todays digitised world.
- Dr Shahiem Patel : Head of School, Business and Commerce, Regent Business School.
- Ms Nomonde White-Ndlovu : Chief Information Officer of Bidvest.
- Ms Jodi Goldman : Personal Impact Specialist, Associate Everywoman (UK)
- Ms Charlotte du Plessis : CEO Woman of Stature Foundation.
- Mr Mkhusile Vangile : MD and Founder of the Dynaste Communication Firm.
The discussion will be facilitated by Dr Shahiem Patel.
Dr. Shahiem Patel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Majors in Law as well Human Resources Management from the University of Witwatersrand. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA) with a specialisation in Business Management.
Thereafter, Dr Patel was awarded a full scholarship to study at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN). Here, he completed his Master of Commerce Degree with a specialisation in Leadership Studies. Dr Patel was once again awarded a full scholarship to read for a PhD in Leadership studies and completed his Doctorate in 2018.
He is also a graduate of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), where he completed programs in International Trade Theory & Practice in African Development as well as African Politics & International Trade.
Dr Patel currently holds the position of Head of School: Commerce & Management at REGENT Business School, whilst also serving as the Head of the MBA programme at Regent. He also has experience as an academic supervisor on the Wits Business School MBA and the Wits Masters in Energy Leadership programmes. Additionally, he has experience as an academic supervisor at UKZN’s Graduate School of Business & Leadership on the Doctoral program. He is a former member of the adjunct faculty on the Wits Business School’s Executive Education program. He is the global head of the Channel Islam International Research Department.
Dr Patel has over 14 years of experience as a Business Consultant and Analyst in various public and private sector industries. Driving the adoption of digital transformation is a key area of expertise for Dr Patel. He has led and facilitated a leading South African bank’s goal of establishing an enterprise-wide Knowledge Management capability, where digital transformation was a key driver of success. He previously occupied the position of Head: SAP Core Banking Learnership Program. Dr. Patel also served as Chairman of the Career Network for 8 years – The Career Network is a network of over 900 ambitious and talented individuals that actively seek mentoring and networking opportunities as well as corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Dr Patel has crafted various leadership frameworks for the South African legal profession. He also enjoyed a stint as an Implementation Coach at the global leader in management consulting, McKinsey & Company.
Nomonde is a seasoned Technology executive who is currently the Chief Information Officer for Bidvest Bank.
In her previous role, she was part of the ABSA Groups Technology Executive team and in her last role at ABSA, she headed up Governance, Risk and Compliance for Absa Groups Information Technology Office. She has also been the Joint-Chief Information Officer for the organisation’s Infrastructure Services and Head of Technology for Absa Regional Operations (previously known as Barclays Africa Regional Management). She began her career in Technology at UCS Solutions and later moved on to other multinational Organisations such as British American Tobacco.
She currently holds the position of the Chairperson of Wired4Women (which is a technology industry advisory board focused on the development of women in technology, sponsored by IT Web and BCX). In this role, Nomonde is able to advocate for the upliftment and recognition of women at an industry level. In addition to this, she is able to actively pursue gender parity and equality in the workplace. With an MBA from GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), a BA Law degree (Wits) and expedient courses from institutions such as MIT, Harvard, The London School of Economics and the Kellogg Institute of Management (Northwestern University) as a foundation, Nomonde is continuously growing her skill in the Technology industry, with a strong focus on business strategy, leadership, organisational design and efficiencies
Everywoman Associate – Jodi Goldman – Personal Impact Specialist
With a unique background that includes communications science, image consulting and psychometric profiling, Jodi Goldman has become one of the UK’s leading Personal Impact Specialists. Teaching people how to transform both the outer AND the inner, her holistic approach has helped thousands of people to develop a signature style, an impactful mindset and charismatic communication skills for powerful networking. With a greatly increased profile -and the power to connect with whomever they want her delegates will gain their personal edge. Jodi is able to really light a fire under people and get them to step up, stand out and shine. Some companies CIB (Chartered Banking Institute) have placed with Jodi include: RBS, Accenture, Barclays, Merlin Entertainment, IBM and many others.
Charlotte is the CEO of Woman of Stature, South Africa.
A vision birthed on the 13th April 2013 has empowered thousands of women and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2023.
A vision founder Charlotte du Plessis, who is now affectionately known to many as “ Mama C” has nurtured to become one of South Africa’s leading women empowerment organisations.
“I am a visionary, philanthropist, entrepreneur and mentor, building my legacy as a leader of mankind; making a significant impact in the lives of others. I believe that as we empower ourselves and assume every bit of responsibility to do so, we are empowering and building a new nation of women and men.”
Charlotte has succeeded in establishing a proudly South African Woman’s Empowerment and Professional Business Network in South Africa and across the globe, because of her innate ability to form meaningful long term relationships and strategic partnerships.
Her passion to help women has extended beyond the call of duty and in 2018 she registered the proudly South African Non-Profit Organisation, Woman of Stature Foundation, with a purpose to support women through its various programmes.
Through the Woman of Stature Foundation, Charlotte has speer-headed the formation of the Woman Rise Programme that restores businesses and lives of women through various interventions. She collaborated with nineteen women during lockdown and published her first book, “Forgotten Women, the South African Story”, which is available as an E-book and in print.
Charlotte is hosting her 8th Woman of Stature Recognition Awards on the 11th March 2023 and later in the year her 2nd Woman of Stature Global Awards an opportunity made possible through a strategic partnership with Hadarat Global a UAE based organisation.
She believes her life’s mantra; “If you can dream it, you can do it” has never let her down.
Mr Mkhuseli Vangile is the founder of The Dynaste Communication Firm, an integrated marketing communication company in Midrand that develops effective communication strategies to help clients achieve their marketing goals. He serves as a Managing Director and has over 12 years of experience in the industry. Mr Vangile is another wizard from the public relations and marketing world and his expertise in the industry has contributed to his success. His hard work and dedication have earned him marketing and public relations positions in a number of top South African agencies before he established his own company. Besides having a strong track record of successful management, the PR and marketing expert is also a highly motivated leader who has demonstrated continuous growth, and impressive leadership skills. His company is one of the leading integrated marketing communication agencies and has served a variety of top South African brands since it was established in 2018.
Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022
Cost: Members FREE – please register using the code we will email to you*
Please note that we will only be able to host the first 500 people who register to join.
* IOBSA Members will receive a discount code via email on Friday the 9th of September.
** Non-Members can Register via Streamhub and will be directed to PayPal.
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