Successful Female Leader in South Africa

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FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN A SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT

2013
ML RAMAOKA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. KHANYI DHLOMO’S LEADERSHIP PROFILE………………………………………..

2. SIX (6) SPECIFIC CRITERIA THAT MAKE A GOOD LEADER……………………..

3. TO WHAT EXTENT DOES THE FEMALE LEADER THAT YOU CHOSE ‘’DO GENDER WELL AND DIFFERENTLY’’………………………………………………...

4. MOST SUITABLE LEADERSHIP STYLE FOR FEMALE LEADERS……………….

5. MY PERSONAL VISION FOR THE FUTURE…………………………………………

Khanyi Dhlomo’s profile
Khanyi Dhlomo is an outstanding heavy weight in the publishing and print media. Her remarkable journey to the top started in the year 1995 when apartheid had just been buried in our country. When she was barely 20years of age and a fresh Journalism graduate from University of Witwatersrand, she started her journey into the South African Broadcast media with SABC 1. During her brief stay with SABC 1 she stole the hearts of many and ratings hit sky high, although her first love had always been print media. A friend of hers who was then an editor with Drum magazine informed her of an opening for a fashion and beauty assistant for True Love magazine, she took the job although it was not that glamorous. She waited patiently for an opening of the editor post and it came sooner than she had expected. Khanyi intensified efforts to keep up the pace while pursuing a bachelor degree in Communication. Her next job was a managerial position at South Africa’s Tourism Board in Paris. The rise in her career was accompanied by a divorce to her husband in a marriage that produced two kids. The new job did not successfully replace her passion for print so she sought further education, a Masters degree in Business Administration with Harvard Business. She also met an outstanding man Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast International who later became her mentor. Combining the valuable principle she learnt at the Business school coupled with lessons gained from sessions with Newhouse, Khanyi stormed...
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