ABOUT WENDY LUHABE
Wendy Luhabe is a pioneer in the Economic Empowerment of Women with her revolutionary ideas which enabled South African Women to become Investors for the first time in the mid ‘90s, after South Africa became a democracy. She has Chaired and served on a number of diverse Boards in South Africa and overseas over the past 20 years, including becoming the founding Chair of South Africa’s International Marketing Council founded by President Mbeki more than 10 years ago. She is an Economic Activist, a champion for Social Entrepreneurship, a Mentor for younger generations and a recipient of numerous Awards and honors. She is a recipient of three Honorary Doctorates for her work with Women, is a former Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and was awarded the Lieutenant of the Victorian Order (LVO) by the British Royal Family in 2014. Wendy is married, has one son, and two grandchildren. She is a Thought Leader, an Author, an accomplished business woman. She is passionate about leadership development in Africa and inter-generational dialogue to find new solutions to Africa’s chronic problems.
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Defining Moments: Experiences of Black executives in South Africa’s workplace
Defining Moments is Wendy Luhabe’s contribution to help solve many common challenges that cripple the professional and personal growth of South African’s in corporate South Africa. Black executives, managers and professionals have become an important grouping in South African society. But this is a relatively recent development. In the 1960’s none existed, and it was in the 1970’s that individuals began to emerge despite apartheid legislation. Defining presents the studies of black executives in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s drawing on significant aspects of management theory and practice in the context of the changing socio- economic conditions that prevailed in each decade.
Publisher: www.ukznpress.co.za (2002)
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Mama Mimi’s: Building our nation one loaf at a time
Mama Mimi’s offers a secure future for entrepreneurs at grassroot level. It’s South Africa’s fastest growing bread baking network. It’s based on the principle give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime. Mama Mimi presents a solution to South Africa’s high unemployment problem. It gives individuals an opportunity to start their own bakery business with very little start up capital. Each baker needs to sell a minimum of 48 loaves per day to make R4500 per month. To become a distributor, sponsor and find out more information about corporate opportunities visit:
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
Wendy Luhabe was appointed the Honorary Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) by the British Royal Family for her work as a trustee at the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Award works with organisations to create empowered and forward thinking young people, who can make the most of the opportunities the world has to offer.