She was South Africa’s first black female chartered accountant, the architect of the fifth largest auditing firm in the country, SizweNtsalubaGobodo, and a leading figure in the business world.
She has won numerous professional awards including Most Influential Woman in 2012 and Business Woman Of The Year in 2014. However, Gobodo not only started her career as a woman in a male-dominated business world, but also a black woman determined to be an entrepreneur in Apartheid South Africa.
As such it’s safe to say that she has learnt profound lessons along the way: about herself as an individual and about the cut and thrust of the corporate business world.
In this personal, face-to-face video interview she shares some of those lessons and discusses the effect that black entrepreneurial role models had on her development, beginning in the dusty little town of Mthatha (Umtata) in the Transkei.
In partnership with FNB, Moneyweb presents this bespoke leadership video series with top business people. The interview draws on the person’s life, failures and the lessons they have learnt on their journey to the successful leadership positions they hold today.
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