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The Born to succeed Women’s Conference 2013 in partnership with Seeds of Africa is about celebrating Women's month by gathering 70 previously disadvantaged women who are in search of work opportunity …

The Born to succeed Women’s Conference 2013 in partnership with Seeds of Africa is about celebrating Women's month by gathering 70 previously disadvantaged women who are in search of work opportunity or have recently started a job. This conferences’ main objective is to empower them with tools and information so that they can overcome the challenges faced by women in the workplace and pioneer into greatness.
The conference aims to promote economic independence amongst previously disadvantaged women by providing career development tools and confidence to help them thrive in work and in life.

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  • 1. Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 1 In Partnership with Official Sponsors Goody Bag and Prize Sponsors
  • 2. Welcome Message 2 Sandiso Sibisi, founder of Born to Succeed is currently working for Accenture South Africa as an Analyst focusing on Programme Management and Finance Business Processes. She spent her primary years in Empangeni, and then was in boarding school at Port Shepstone High where she matriculated in 2005, thereafter she pursued a Bachelor of Commerce(Honours) in Information Systems. Sandiso also serves on Association of Black Accountants South Africa as a Strategist for Bursary Committee, and manages a Grade 12 Tutoring Programme in Johannesburg CBD. She believes she has the best mom in the world and a father any girl would wish for! Sandiso Sibisi Founder of Born to Succeed @sandisosibisi
  • 3. Welcome- Sandiso Sibisi Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 3 In Partnership with Official Sponsors Goody Bag and Prize Sponsors
  • 4. Welcome Welcome Message About the Conference 4 Happenings of the Day As a Participant House Rules Social Media Motto of the Day
  • 5. Welcome Message 5 About the Conference The Born to succeed Women’s Conference 2013 in partnership with Seeds of Africa is about celebrating Women's month by gathering 70 previously disadvantaged women who are in search of work opportunity or have recently started a job. This conferences’ main objective is to empower them with tools and information so that they can overcome the challenges faced by women in the workplace and pioneer into greatness. The conference aims to promote economic independence amongst previously disadvantaged women by providing career development tools and confidence to help them thrive in work and in life. We envision our audience to be…. • Women aged between 18 and 35 • Disadvantaged living circumstances • Have at least passed Grade 12 • Seekers of job opportunities or recently started a new job • Motivated towards empowering themselves
  • 6. Happenings of the Day Conference Agenda Time Activity Explanation 08:00-09:00 Registration & Tea Registration of attendees, provide a name badge , lucky number, notebook and pen and volunteer walks them to auditorium Pastries, muffins , teas and coffees 09:00-09:15 Welcome Sandiso Sibisi Welcome note from organiser of conference, agenda for the day, what to expect and house rules 09:15-10:00 Keynote Speaker Noli Mboweni Share their life story about their climb in the workplace (25 min), and speak about what work ethic is and how important it is to succeed (20min) 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-10:45 Communication in the work place Sabelo Sithebe Study Business communications, phone, email, letter Raising issues appropriately in the office. 10:45-11:15 Networking Tsoanelo Ntene How to network and how important it is . 11:15-11:45 Personal Image Kgomotso Taje Good everyday healthy choices, hair care. 11:45-13:00 Make-Up Ayanda Lisa Make up application: using audience models, assess and educate participants in small groups or have them try to apply themselves 13:00-13:30 Lunch 6
  • 7. Happenings of the Day Conference Agenda Time Activity Explanation 13:30-14:45 Personal Branding Workshop Nicky Moses What is Personal Branding, Why is it important? (30 min) Using application participants take photos and build their brand as if they were a product on the shelf (45 min) 14:45-15:30 Guest Speaker ZamaNdlovu Ndlovu Share corporate climb (30min) Inform of opportunities available (social media, networks to join, job opportunities, trainings)(15 min) 15:30-15:45 Tea 15:45-16:15 Launch Mentorship Prog. Dr Rozett Philllips About Accenture Mentorship Programme , Introduction of Mentors 16:15-16:45 Prize Draws and Closing Jane Chapman Prize Draws (15 min)Thank you Facilitators, Volunteers and Delegates (15min) + Evaluation 16:45-17:00 Conference Evaluation Goody Bag collection 7
  • 8. As a participant Get involved 8 1. Listen 2. Make Notes 3. Ask Questions 2. Take Photos4. Make Friends
  • 9. House Rules A couple of things and rules you need to know 9 1. Cellphones on Silent 5. Keep this room tidy 4. No loitering around the building 2. Make emergency calls at telephone outside 3. Photo studio to take photos with speakers 6. For anything ask the volunteers 8. Have Fun!7. No Smoking inside the building
  • 10. Social Media Do the Following 10 Born to Succeed @BorntoSucceedZA #BorntoSucceed2013
  • 11. Motto of the Day 11 You are Born to Succeed.
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  • 13. Key Note Speaker 13 Noli Mboweni CEO of Vela International Noli Mboweni CEO of Vela international who also serves on the board of Total SA, Sun International, Allpay a subsidiary of ABSA, Phumelela Ltd and Ketekane Women’s Investment. This remarkable lady is our Key Note Speaker for our Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 in partnership with Seeds of Africa. Her journey started in the early 1980s, pursuing a Teacher’s Diploma, after having failed her first year she did not give up but rose to the occasion to complete her qualification. Although Noli had always dreamt of becoming a doctor she was not accepted, but instead a BA Education chose her at Wits University. Thereafter she spent 10 years at Fons Luminis High School teaching Science in Diepkloof Soweto, where she not only played the role of a teacher but also a mother and a friend to her learners. Sadly she left teaching in 1988 to explore her business interests and assist her father in family businesses, she kept singing her own song despite her tough circumstances, and today she is such an inspiration to many people but also to her family. We are delighted to have her as key note speaker and cannot wait to be inspired, encouraged and learn a thing or two about the tough business world.
  • 14. Key Note Speaker-Noli Mboweni Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 In Partnership with
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  • 16. Communications in the Workplace 16 Sabelo was educated at St David’s Marist Inanda where he served as Head Prefect in his matric year in 2005. During his time at St David’s he enjoyed a balanced academic and sporting career where he developed an enjoyment for not only sport, but the social elements that sport exposed him to. After completing his schooling he attended the University of the Witwatersrand under an Investec scholarship to study a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy. Sabelo then joined Investec as a Trainee Accountant and completed his articles in 2012 having gained experience in internal audit, tax, product development, private equity, finance and asset based lending. Sabelo is still employed at Investec and has found his “dream job” within Investec Principal Investments – the private equity division of Investec. Outside of work Sabelo still enjoys playing a number of sports with golf and football as his favourites and ensures that he makes time to create and nurture the valuable relationships he has with family, friends and contemporaries. Sabelo Sithebe Equity Investor at Investec @SabeloSithebe
  • 17. Communications in the Workplace- Sabelo Sithebe Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 In Partnership with
  • 18. Overview • Functions of Communication • The Communication Process • Key Communication Skills – Listening – Feedback – Presenting
  • 19. Functions of Communication What is communication? • Communication is the art of transmitting information, ideas and attitudes from one person to another. • Communication is the process of meaningful interaction among human beings. – Personal process – Between people – Influences behaviour – Expression of thoughts and emotions – Tool for controlling and motivating people
  • 20. How important is communication? • Employers hire effective communicators • Survey of Fortune 500 executives links communication skills to business success Functions of Communication
  • 21. What is communication used for? • To control • To motivate • To express emotions • To inform Functions of Communication
  • 22. How do we communicate? • Spoken Word (speeches, conversations) • Visual Images (presentations, pictures) • Written Word (Reports, emails) • Body Language Functions of Communication
  • 23. Types of communication • Downwards Communication - Highly Directive, from Senior to subordinates, to assign duties, give instructions, to inform to offer feedback, approval to highlight problems etc. • Upwards Communications - It is non directive in nature from down below, to give feedback, to inform about progress/problems, seeking approvals. • Lateral or Horizontal - Among colleagues, peers at same level for information level for information sharing for coordination, to save time. • These happen in formal and informal settings Functions of Communication
  • 24. Receiver Feedback DecodingChannelEncodingSource The Communication Process
  • 25. Barriers to effective communication • Filtering • Selective Perception • Emotions • Language • Noise • Inappropriate medium • Assumptions/Misconceptions • Poor listening skills • Distractions The Communication Process
  • 26. • Listening Skills • Feedback Skills • Presentation skills Key Communication Skills
  • 27. What is listening? • Hearing With The Senses – no deeper acknowledgement • Listening Is With The Mind – Conscious understanding – Harder than “hearing” – One must choose to listen – Crucial in the communication process Key Communication Skills - Listening
  • 28. Simple benefits of effective listening • Listening to others is an elegant art. • Good listening reflects courtesy and good manners. • Listening carefully to the instructions of superiors will improve competence and performance. • The result of poor listening skills could be disastrous in business, employment and social relations. • Good listening skill can improve social relations and conversation. Key Communication Skills - Listening
  • 29. Myths about listening  Listening is not my problem!  Listening and hearing are the same  Good readers are good listeners  Smarter people are better listeners  Listening improves with age  Listening skills are difficult to learn Key Communication Skills - Listening
  • 30. Listening mistakes people make • Thinking about what we are going to say rather than listening to a speaker • Talking when we should be listening • Hearing what we expect to hear rather than what is actually said • Not paying attention • Listening with prejudice, stereo-type or a closed mind Key Communication Skills - Listening
  • 31. Stages of the listening process • Hearing • Focusing on the message • Comprehending and interpreting • Analyzing and Evaluating • Responding • Remembering Key Communication Skills - Listening
  • 32. How to be an effective listener • Understand the complexities of listening • Prepare to listen • Adjust to the situation • Focus on ideas or key points • Establish eye contact with the speaker • Take notes effectively • Be a physically involved listener • Avoid negative mannerisms Key Communication Skills - Listening
  • 33. Feedback follows listening • Positive vs. Negative Feedback • Positive feedback is more readily and accurately perceived than negative feedback • Positive feedback fits what most people wish to hear and already believe about themselves • Negative feedback is most likely to be accepted when it comes from a credible source if it is objective in form • Subjective impressions carry weight only when they come from a person with high status and credibility Key Communication Skills – Feedback Skills
  • 34. How to keep feedback positive • Focus on specific behaviours • Keep feedback impersonal • Keep feedback goal oriented • Make feedback well timed • Ensure understanding • Direct feedback toward behaviour that is controllable by the recipient Key Communication Skills – Feedback Skills
  • 35. What is a presentation? • Ideas, concepts or issues talked about or spoken to a group or audience • Public speaking is one of the most feared things “I could make such a fool of myself” • Skills required to give a good presentation can be developed • Preparation is the Key Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 36. • Preparation/Planning is the first step on the ladder to success • What are the focus points of a presentation  Self/Me – What do I need to get out of a presentation?  The Audience – Who are they and what must they get from the presentation?  The Material – What message must be delivered? “I want (who) to (what) (where, when and how) because (why)” Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 37. Key Points / Tips in preparing a presentation • What do you want to present (content)? • Why do you want to present (purpose)? • Where will you be presenting (place)? • How do you want to present (words to be used or not, slides to be used) • Who is your audience? Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 38. Preparation: Audience Analysis • What is the audience interested in? • What does the audience want? • What does the audience already know and what does it need to know? • What are their needs, expectations from this presentation? • How will the audience benefit from this presentation? Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 39. Preparing your presentation • Structure the content in line with the audience’s needs • What do you want to tell the audience? • What is your objective? • Prepare keeping in mind the time allotted • Anticipate the questions and prepare • Collect material from a variety of sources • Arrange points logically and sequentially • Prepare handouts as well Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 40. Structuring the presentation • 2 to 2.5 mins - opening/beginning • 20 to 21 mins - middle section • 2 to 3 mins - closing/end • 5 mins - questions Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 41. Structuring the presentation • The Beginning  Should be carefully designed  Get attention - shock, humour, question, story, facts &figures  Well rehearsed yet natural – Motivate audience to listen – listen to their needs Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 42. Structuring the presentation • Sequence should be logical & understandable • Interim summaries - Recaps • Value of visual aids-flip charts, handouts etc. • K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid!) Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 43. Prepare Closing • Last 2 to 2.5 minutes are as critical as the first five minutes for a successful presentation • Summarize - highlight important points • Suggest action - what to do and when, where and how to do it Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 44. Stage Fright • Everyone has it to some degree • Can be used constructively • Key issue is not elimination of fear • Instead channel the energy it generates for an effective presentation Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 45. Effective Delivery • Be active - move • Be purposeful - controlled gestures • Variations – vocal (pitch, volume, rate) • Be natural • Be direct – don’t just talk in front of the audience talk to them Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 46. Sensitivity to the audience • “see” the audience • Take non-verbal feedback – watch how your audience reacts • Modify to meet audience needs Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 47. Handling Questions • Acknowledge the person asking the question “That’s a good question” • If you fear that a question will break your stride, ask if you can answer the question at the end of your presentation • Try not get confused – remember that you are in control • You are not supposed to know everything • Try anticipate and keep answers ready • Sometime questions themselves give you a lead to highlight your point of view Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 48. Visual Aids • While using a over head projector face the audience while talking • Point with a pen • Appropriate lighting • Watch the colours – don’t use too many (K.I.S.S.) • Ensure clear visibility • Try use fewer words – People shouldn’t read your presentation Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
  • 49. • Keep emails short and professional • Remember that the reader has limited time and attention • Develop a simple email signature with your name and contact details • Try and use a letter format when writing an email (greeting, body in the form of paragraphs and an ending “kind regards”) Key Communication Skills – Emails
  • 50. So to conclude: • Always prepare • Listening is key • Try channel you fear • Interact with your audience • K.I.S.S.! Key Communication Skills – Presentation Skills
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  • 52. Business Networking 52 My name is Tsoanelo Tlotla Ntene, 25 year old project development manager at WBHO Construction in the Concessions division. Originally from Lesotho but this concert jungle is now where I call home. Schooled from primary to tertiary in Johannesburg. Passionate about family, gaining knowledge, sport and life under general. I have been fortunate enough to hold leaderships positions from a young right up to university. I believe this has made me a very approachable person, willing to listen and learn from those around me. I consider my achievements only the start of greater this to come so I try and stay humble about these and focus on the next big challenge or opportunity. Stand out Leadership Positions held: School of Constriction and Economics: Specialist Advisor (2009,2010) SAPOA Students Property Forum: Co - Founder and vice chairperson (2010-2012) These two positions were typified by being able to network and interact with high profile companies and individuals in the property industry. I am currently studying towards a masters degree in building at the university of the Witwatersrand. Tsoanelo Ntene Project Manager at WBHO @TsoaneloN
  • 53. Networking – What is it and why is it important Tsoanelo Ntene Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 53 In Partnership with
  • 54. Networking Main Themes • Types of Networking • Social • Business • DO’s and DON’Ts • Benefits • Practical Exercise • Attitude 54
  • 55. Social Networking 55
  • 56. Business Networking 56 YOUR WORKPLACE
  • 57. DO’s and DON’Ts 57 • Be punctual and mindful of other people’s times • Dress appropriately – this is not a night out or your matric dance • Be respectful and polite – do not cut off people when they are talking or eat with your mouth full • Be attentive and keep eye contact – don’t keep checking your phone or let your attention wonder • Be direct and well informed – do your homework about the person or company
  • 58. Benefits 58
  • 59. PRACTICAL EXAMPLE / EXERCISE 59
  • 60. Attitude 60
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  • 62. Personal Image Workshop 62 " It's always been a lifestyle for me ". Styling has always been a one of my many passions in life. Started from a young age with my own clothing, playing dress up. After school I moved on to studying fashion. Learning about the industry and its different style tribes was eye opening. Went on and got into a CMT moving on to a magazine internship the straight to TWO GIRLS. Working with South African designers taught me a lot and inspired me to start my own lifestyle brand called Strictly Kp – For the utterly sophisticated. Concentrating on personal and wardrobe consulting and event conceptualizing. Been fortunate enough to work with both Fashion week teams. Styling models for shows and so on. Through that I was asked to join Stolen Muse as the Brand Manger Kopano Motsoeneng Stolen Muse Brand Manager www.stolenmuse.co.za @StrictlyKP
  • 63. Personal Image-Kopano Motsoeneng Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 63 In Partnership with
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  • 65. Make-Up Workshop 65 After starting out in the events industry, I moved into beauty and fashion, studying at the London International School of Fashion. I then moved on to work for MAC Cosmetics where my skills were honed to an even greater level. In my time working as a freelance artist, I have become known for my attention to finite detail and my ability to produce flawless complexions to create a beautiful natural look, which is my signature. I’ve worked on numerous campaigns for television, editorial and live shows. The thing that I love most about my job is connecting with people and creating a look that’s right for them and that fits the brief too. They can trust that in the short space of intimate time we have together, they’ll be transformed when they step out into the bright lights. Whether that’s a high profile celebrity, a top model, or a bride on her wedding day. Drawing from my wealth of experience, I also offer private makeup consultancy to women who want to improve the way they apply their own makeup. Along with pop-up makeup tutorials and applications for corporate events. I love makeup and the power it has transform anyone into an even better version of themselves. My philosophy is to enhance all the positives and forget about the rest. It is integral for me to provide a premium professional service and being distinctively creative. Ayanda Lisa www.ayandab.co.za @AyandaL84
  • 66. Make-Up Workshop- Ayanda Lisa Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 66 In Partnership with
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  • 68. Personal Branding Facilitator 68 Nicollet (Nicky) Moses is accredited with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Industrial Psychology at University of the Western Cape. In her tertiary years she was active in her community, and worked for the development and advancement of young talent. After completing her internship at Nadia Mason Personal (NMP) in 2008, she was offered a permanent position, where she later became a Project Team Leader and handled the recruitment and selection processes for Grand West Casino, which resulted in 1500 individuals getting employment and training across different functional areas in December 2000. She also served as the only consultant on the Eskom Koeberg account, and had her contract extended for a further 24 months. In 2002, Nicky joined the Foschini Retail Group and moved to Gauteng as Divisional HR for Exact. She has been headhunted and served several other organisations such as Hatch in 2006, as the HR Director for the African Region, as well as Accenture 2012 until currently. On 1 July 2012, she was appointed to the Accenture South Africa Board of Directors. Nicky is passionate about her profession, her creativity and ability to identify potential within people and situations afford her the opportunity to be a leader for change. Nicky Moses HR Director Accenture SA @NickyMoses
  • 69. Personal Branding- Nicky Moses Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 69 In Partnership with
  • 70. What comes to mind when you see these? 70 Apple Adidas Nike What are these brands known for? Remains a leader in innovation ‘Apple sets the pace, redefines categories and addresses our need before we even know we have them’ Epitomizes the brand core values of authenticity, passion and innovation ‘Adidas has one focus: to unlock human potential – to go all in whether on the field of sport or the streets of fashion - Adidas is all in…’ Excels in the use of social media 12.6 million people ‘like’ on Facebook ‘Nike is evolving, figuring out how to remain relevant in this new age. Launched the Nike iD shoes.
  • 71. How do we bring this home to YOU 71 PERSONAL BRANDING What is it?
  • 72. Personal Brand Defined 72 “A personal brand is the total experience of someone having a relationship with who you are and what you represent as an individual; as a leader.” Glenn Llopis Think about and write down; • What this means to you? • What the total experience of having a relationship with you feels like? • What the top 5 things you expect people to experience, and ask your close friends to do the same. Are there similarities or differences?
  • 73. What does the YOU brand look like? 73
  • 74. Values, Mission and Vision (15 mins) 74 What makes you YOU… What do YOU stand for… Think about and write down; • Your heritage, where you come from i.e. your family, community school etc • What values are important to you? • What is your mission? The one thing you know you were born to do. • What is your specific vision? To assist in answering – What approach has your life taken? What has been the recurring themes? • How do you or will you use technology/social media to enhance you personal brand (While busy with exercise play ‘Do you know where you going to by Diana Ross)
  • 75. The age of technology 75 • We living in a connected world • Technology has made the world smaller • There is no such thing as private – our PRIVATE and PUBLIC lives have merged with the emergence of Social Media • BUT, • You still have control of what YOU put out there • use YOUR wisdom and discretion
  • 76. Use social media wisely… 76
  • 77. Use social media wisely… 77 • Remember that google never forgets. There is a fine line between impulsiveness and spontenaity. Think carefully before you click the send button on twitter, facebook, instragram. It may seem funny at the time but what message will it send to the person you’d like to do business with? • Behave appropriately in each social context. Twitter, Facebook, LinkIn were created to address different social needs. Just as appropriate behaviour varies between different real life situations i.e. work, school, family, there is a similar approach for social media. Don’t post baby pictures of yourself to LinkIn or a harvard business review article you read on facebook. • Understand privacy filters and setting in each service. Google+ and Facebook allows you the freedom to customize the content you present to your audience. You can be a bit more spontaneous to your friends and family and exclude those you not close to from exposure to your personal content. • Open up to the world selectively. Don’t let the fear of doing something damaging to your brand stop you from exploring social media platforms. Social media can be a great tool to use to enhance and enable your personal brand with prospective employers etc. Put yourself out there selectively and use sound judgement.
  • 78. Personal Brand building exercise (30 mins) 78 Create YOUR personal brand (20 mins) • Use your pictures taken this morning coupled with; • The previous sessions on image, dress, make up • What you’ve learned Personal Brand to be • The values, mission, vision exercise • The magazines, paper and tools provided • Time to share/debrief (10mins)
  • 79. My wish for you… 79 As you embark on this exciting journey called LIFE… Carving your own Personal Brand and living your legacy…. I want to leave you with a song by Lee Ann Womack “Never settle for the path of least resistance Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin' Lovin' might be a mistake, but it's worth makin' Don't let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter When you come close to sellin' out, reconsider Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you dance”
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  • 81. Guest Speaker 81 Zamandlovu Ndlovu Co-Founder Youth Lab @JoziGoddess Zamandlovu Ndlovu is a co-founder and Managing Director of Youth Lab, a youth policy think tank that aims to create platforms for young people to engage policy makers and stakeholders. She has also recently joined the National Planning Commission as a communications specialist in order to assist the commission in communicating the National Development Plan to South Africans. Zama is also the author of A Bad Black's Manifesto under Pan MacMillan's The Youngsters series, and writes columns for the Sowetan and Marie Claire. She is a patron of the Citizen ZA movement and was recently invited to be an honourary member of the Golden Keys Society in recognition of her work in the youth sector. She holds a Bcom Economics and Econometrics from the University of Johannesburg, and is proudest of her role as aunt to Sihle and Apple.
  • 82. Guest Speaker-Zamandlovu Ndlovu Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 82 In Partnership with
  • 83. This is how my conventional CV reads… Schooling - Zakhele Primary School -Arcadia Primary School -Pretoria Girls High Tertiary Education - Wits University (Mining Geology) - University of Johannesburg ( Economics) Professional Work - Accenture - Umsinsi Health - National Planning Commission
  • 84. …but this is how my bio reads • Zamandlovu Ndlovu is a co-founder and Managing Director of Youth Lab, a youth policy think tank that aims to create platforms for young people to engage policy makers and stakeholders. She has also recently joined the National Planning Commission as a communications specialist in order to assist the commission in communicating the National Development Plan to South Africans. • Zama is also the author of A Bad Black's Manifesto under Pan MacMillan's The Youngsters series, and writes columns for the Sowetan and Marie Claire. She is a patron of the Citizen ZA movement and was recently invited to be an honourary member of the Golden Keys Society in recognition of her work in the youth sector. • She holds a Bcom Economics and Econometrics from the University of Johannesburg, and is proudest of her role as aunt to Sihle and Apple. • Zama is the communications specialist at the National Planning Commission, under the Presidency. Our day jobs are no longer the most important items on our bios.
  • 85. The World of Work is changing Myth: “Your choice of major determines your choice of career.” • Reality: Many environment that emphasizes the development of critical faculties rather than training for a particular job. • People are hired not for their majors but for their potential, and for the most important qualities that employers value- critical reasoning, strong quantitative skills, creativity, excellent writing and presentation skills, and first-class research ability. Myth: “A career decision is forever.” • Reality: Most people will have 10 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42, and often in widely different fields. Myth: “Select a career based on what is ‘hot’ right now.” • Reality: There are two things wrong with this kind of approach. First, what is ‘hot’ today may cool down, or disappear completely, in the near future. The dot.com craze at the end of the 1990’s is a good example. • More fundamentally, this fails to take into account the interests and abilities of the student, or the kind of environment in which they are most likely to thrive. Career satisfaction involves far more than simply being able to do a particular job- it requires interest, commitment and passion. These are far better indicators for career choice than any fad of the moment. Source: http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/content/myth-vs-reality-choosing-career
  • 86. What would I find if I Googled you? • First impressions count – even online! • 45% of employers use social networks to screen job candidates • 35% of employers did not offer a job based on a candidate’s content uncovered on a social networking site • Facebook, LinkedIn and My Space are targets • Provocative photos / references to drinking and drug use are cited by employers as ‘red flags’ • Bad mouthing previous employers/colleagues and poor online communication skills also a problem • Source: http://mashable.com/2009/04/08/social- media-recruitment/
  • 87. How can social media help? • Referrals and references • Credibility • Competence • Intelligence • Leadership ability • Integrity • Likeability • Courage Qualities that employers look for... …Ways in which social media can help. • Showcasing your work • Keeping a record of your work career and social achievements • Lock your personal account • Don’t post anything you don’t want a future boss to read
  • 88. Building your career network through social media • Current network – you already have one! – friends, family, lecturers – contacts from voluntary work, societies/clubs – Part-time work, internships voluntary work • Expand your network by: – Attending careers fairs, employer presentations, conferences – Ask people you know for other contacts – Join professional associations (student membership) – Study abroad – Online networking
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  • 90. Accenture Women’s Forum Sponsor 90 Dr Roze Phillips Managing Director Accenture SA Dr Roze Phillips is the Human Capital lead for Accenture in Africa and serves on the Accenture Global Diversity Task Force. She is the Accenture Products Industry Managing Director for Sub- Saharan Africa, a member of the Accenture South Africa Board and Trustee of the AKHA Trust, which represents the 30% Black employee shareholding of Accenture South Africa. Dr Phillips serves on the board of Enablis East Africa which fosters entrepreneurship in that region. She holds both MBChB and MBA degrees from the University of Cape Town and prior to joining Accenture, was a specialist scientist at the SA Medical Research Council.
  • 91. Born to Succeed Women’s Conference 2013 91 In Partnership with Accenture Mentorship Programme- Dr Roze Phillips
  • 92. Background on Accenture South Africa Pty (Ltd) Accenture Women’s Forum Mentorship Programme Contents About the Accenture Women’s Forum 92 About the Mentorship Program Activation plans for the next twelve months
  • 93. 93 Background on Accenture South Africa Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. It collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.
  • 94. 94 Diversity at Accenture • B-BBEE • LGBT • Women • People with Disability (PwD) • Ethnic Minorities • Flexibility
  • 95. 95 About the Accenture Women’s Forum The Women’s Network Forum is a global internal website that connects women across the company and provides resources that can help them define their vision of success through education, tools and multimedia. Through the mentorship program in conjunction with the Born to Succeed Conference, the Women’s Network hopes to: • equip young women with the skills necessary to succeed in the world of work, and • take action against South Africa’s high levels of unemployment among women
  • 96. 96 The Mentorship Program Vision To be an established mentoring program that will give hope to despondent unemployed young women. Affording participants the opportunity to acquire the professional skills/attitudes necessary for personal success. Mission The Women’s Network hopes to expand upon the work covered during the Born to Succeed Conference and achieve the following objectives; • For mentors to share knowledge with mentees that would empower them to seek out opportunities and succeed in the workplace • For mentors to give mentees the encouragement needed to push them to the next level and realize their potential • And lastly, to provide a platform for mentees to network and establish friendships with like-minded women
  • 97. 97 Activation plans for the next twelve months Opening Ceremony/ Workshop Closing Ceremony/ WorkshopWorkshop Workshop 09/2013 12/2013 03/2014 06/2014 * Topics for each workshop to be confirmed
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