Nonkululeko Gobodo was born in 1960 in the dusty town of Mthatha (Umtata) in the Transkei. Her chances of becoming a significant player in the history of Apartheid South Africa were little to none. The idea of her succeeding professionally in a male-dominated society were even smaller.
Yet, she went on to become not only South Africa’s first black female chartered accountant, but also the architect of the fifth largest auditing firm in the country – SizweNtsalubaGobodo – and a leading figure in the business world, winning numerous professional awards.
In this ten-minute video she reveals two moments that changed her life and set her on the path as an influential female leader and inspiration to South Africa’s young women.
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