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3 Printed in South Africa Princess Tsakani Nkambule From The BEDROOM To The BOARDROOM . How Women Can Be PowerfuL. & Win Big - ANYWHERE! T able of C ontents Dedications List Of 25 Remarkable Women Foreword Testimonials Introduction .. 01. Chapter One: The Power Of The Spark .. 15. Chapter Two: Positioning Is Everything .. 33. Chapter Three: Play To Win .. 49. Chapter Four: Personal And Business Mastery .. 69. Chapter Five: Pick Up The Baton .. 89. Chapter Six: Packaging Your Brand .. 113. Chapter Seven: Priority Of Networks .. 137. Chapter Eight: Power Of Money .. 165. Chapter Nine: Pay Attention To Family .. 191. Chapter Ten: Pamper And Lean Back .. 219. Bonus Chapter: PS: Do Everything With Class .. 237. Final Thoughts .. 247. Acknowledgements .. 251. References .. 255. D E D I C AT I O N S. Affectionately dedicated to: My parents My mother, Hosi Nwamitwa II.
4 You are still my ultimate role model in life and in business. My late father, Thompson Mageza Shilubana Thirty-five years on, your belief in me is what keeps my dreams alive. LIST OF 25 REMARKABLE WOMEN. L iepollo L ebohang P he k o M anaging Director of Four Rivers Consultancy Development Firm. One of the few renowned female political and economic analysts, as well as a respected academic. She has addressed the European Union and United Nations and participated at international summits as a leader of the delegation to the World Trade Organisation, World Bank and SADC Meetings. She is the former President of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa (BWASA: 2013-2014) and a recipient of the 2008 Mail and Guardian 300 Young Leaders Awards. M onhla H lahla C hairperson of the Independent Development Corporation (IDC), non-executive Director Praxley Corporate Solutions, Chairperson of Royal Bafokeng Holdings, Former CEO and Managing Director of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), and 2005 winner of the BWASA's Businesswoman of the Year Corporate Category.
5 She has received several other awards, including Top Five of the Top 300 in Business and Government. LIS T OF 25 RE M A RKA BL E W OM E N. P huti M ahanyele C EO of Shanduka Group (Mining, Energy, Tele- communications and Finance Company), previ- ously the Managing Director of Shanduka Energy, Vice President of Fieldstone Private Capital Group (Invest- ment Banking Firm), Head of Project Finance South Africa business unit for Development Bank of Southern Africa. She has received several awards, including the 2007 Global Young Leader (World Economic Forum), 2009 Most Influential Woman in Government and Business (Financial Services), and the 2008 Top 50. Women in the World to Watch (The Wall Street Journal). N olitha F a k ude E xecutive Director of Sasol Limited, Chairman of Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd and Datacentrix Limited. Previous directorship includes Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, Black Management Forum (BMF).
6 Investment Limited and Woolworths Holdings Limited. She is the former Managing Director of the BMF and past President of the BMF (2003 to 2006). She has received numerous awards, including the title of one of the 20 Most Influential Businesswomen for 2004 by Financial Mail, 2014 SA's Most Influential Women in Business and Government in the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Petrochemicals sectors from CEO Magazine. Princess Tsakani N kamb u le M argaret H irsch C o-Founder and Chief Operations Executive for Hirsch's (the appliance, electronics and air- conditioning giant), with over 12 branches and five concept stores throughout South Africa. She has won numerous awards, including SANLAM'S Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship in 2013, and she is also the 2012 Winner of BWASA's Businesswoman of the Year Entrepreneur Category, and South Africa's Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in 2011 from CEO Magazine.
7 W endy A c k erman D irector of Pick n Pay Holdings Limited. She is the founding Trustee of DUET, an endowment trust to ensure the continuity of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. She was recognised by the SA Nature Foundation for her outstanding achievements and contributions to environmental conservation, and is acknowledged by WWF as a Diamond Custodian of Table Mountain. She has received a number of accolades during her career, amongst them the Union of Jewish Women's Woman of the Year' award, and the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary International. H annah S adi k i E xecutive Head of Customer Channels, Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking South Africa. She is the first black female Provincial Director at Standard Bank Limited. She has received several awards, including the 2006 Winner of BWASA's Regional Business Achievers Award, Corporate Category in the Eastern Cape Province.
8 LIS T OF 25 RE M A RKA BL E W OM E N. A ntoinette S edibe C o-Founder and Non-Executive Director of JSE. Listed Keaton Energy Holdings Limited (coal mining company) and Managing Director of Andisa Capital (financial services company with a focus on optimally managing foreign exchange, commodity, interest rate, liquidity, and counterparty risk on behalf of corporations). She was listed number 124 on the Sunday Times 2009. Annual Rich List. Kusile M tun z i - H airwad z i G eneral Manager of MTN SA Foundation. Kusile has worked with major parastatals and listed company brands in the South African market and has driven stakeholder relationship management and CSR. for Institutions like the Medical Research Council of South Africa (Corporate Affairs Executive), Qualsa SA (Deputy MD), and the Metropolitan Health Group (Corporate Affairs Executive).
9 M uditambi R avele C hairperson of Boxing South Africa. She is the previous director of Women Sports International, Netball South Africa, South African Sports Hall of Fame, SA Women and Sports Foundation, International Netball Federation, and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. She has received numerous highly acclaimed sports awards, such as The State President Sport Administrator of the Year Award and Limpopo Government's Premier Award. Princess Tsakani N kamb u le I peleng M k hari C o-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motseng Investment Holdings (diversified investment group), and Co-Founder of Delta Property Fund (JSE. listed). She established the first black woman-owned CCTV business (Phosa Lliso CCTV) and is a Non- Executive Director of several companies, including Kap Industrial, Nampak Limited, and Delta Property Fund. She is also the past National Chairperson of Women Property Network 2006.
10 D r . J udy D lamini C hairman of Mbekani Investment Holdings Limited and Aspen Pharmacare Limited. She is the Co- Founder and Trustee of Mkhiwa Trust, a family-owned and managed public benefit organisation, which funds the education of disadvantaged individuals and the development of rural communities. She is a qualified medical doctor, businesswoman, and philanthropist, who recently acquired a Doctorate in Business Leadership. Y vonne C ha k a C ha k a I nternationally renowned singer and humanitarian. UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador, Founder of Princess of Africa Foundation, and Chief Executive Officer of Chaka Chaka Promotions. She is the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Crystal Award for artists who improve the world through their work. LIS T OF 25 RE M A RKA BL E W OM E N. D r . N amane M agau O wner and Director of B&D Solutions Pty (Ltd).