Donna Rachelson | HERStory

“My strong advice is learn the business backwards, understand the financials, focus on your results and your deliverables and make sure that you execute and deliver fastidiously.”

WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) saddened by the untimely passing of Dr. Thandi Ndlovu

Johannesburg, 25 August 2019 – WDBIH is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Thandi Ndlovu – a remarkable woman, a leader, a businesswoman, a friend and a sister.

Business needs a shakeup and a change in consciousness

One of the most unlikely social media legends in recent times is not a rapper or a football player or even a reality TV star, but an 86-year-old United States Supreme Court justice. Over her stellar 60-year career, culminating in her appointment to the Supreme Court bench in 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsberg was consistently one of a stark minority of women.

Reflections on South Africa’s first Freedom Day

Birthdays are a milestone worth celebrating and South Africa’s Freedom Day, on 27 April, is certainly deserving of fanfare. The day holds deep national and personal significance for South Africans around the world, as it heralded in a new dawn for a country previously torn apart by racial and political divisions.

Lessons from Kigali

A recent trip to Rwanda for the 7th Africa CEO Forum in Kigali was a real eye-opener for me in many ways.

As the city of Kigali prepared for the commemorative events to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, I arrived in the city that I was visiting for the very first time. My arrival at the airport was smooth and efficient, and everywhere I went I was met with warm and friendly smiles.

The Importance of Role Modelling

Do you know what a black, female CA looks like?

Only in recent decades have we seen rising numbers of strong, powerful and influential women – and notably black women – role models. From Serena Williams to Wendy Luhabe, Oprah Winfrey to Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, Tumi Morake

Looking back at 2018

We have almost reached the finish line of 2018, and what a year it has been.

2018 has challenged us in so many ways, and I like to think that the past 12 months have done much to make us stronger.

Let’s Talk Entrepreneurship

At WDBIH we have had the pleasure of working with a number of incredible female entrepreneurs, including our very own Daphne Mashile Nkosi, who started out working for WDB in the very early days earning next to nothing and worked steadily toward becoming the mining magnate she is today.

Let’s Commit To Redefining The Future

“Heritage Day gives us the opportunity to look at where we came from and choose a different future, where poverty and gender inequality are a thing of the past.” – CEO, Faith Khanyile

Entrepreneurship Corner: Upfront with Geneva Kuypers

Geneva Kuypers has the kind of robust energy that fills a room. Her warm personality, friendly nature and aptitude for business are valuable assets for this young businesswoman, who is definitely going places.

Entrepreneurship Corner: Getting to Know Lihle Mgaga

You realise there is something special about Lihle Mgaga moments after meeting her – there is a warmth and empathy she exudes, married to a strong determination and sense of purpose.

#EveryWoman #EveryDay - A letter of appreciation from Fowzia Davids

It has always been an aspiration of mine to pursue my Masters in African Development at the London School of Economics. I have always felt that this would be the route that allow me to make the most impactful change in the world.

#EveryWoman #EveryDay

It’s Women’s Month, again. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about Women’s Month and Women’s Day.

On the one hand, I enjoy the fact that an extra effort is made to recognise and….

Taking action in our own lives

Mandela Day is special to all of us who work at WDB. This year it feels particularly meaningful in that our work relates directly to the theme #ActionAgainstPoverty.

Time to get serious about equal pay

Earlier this year, in London’s Parliament Square, the UK unveiled the first statue of a woman to appear on this historically significant site. Taking her place alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill, Millicent Fawcett…

Innovation needed to fast track women entrepreneurs

Women play a substantial role in growing the economy and the lagging participation of women in South Africa’s economy is manifesting in less innovation, fewer exports and fewer jobs being created.

10 Strategies to help you get noticed at work

Entrepreneur, speaker and author Donna Rachelson shares her top 10 strategies to help you stand out from the crowd at work from her book, “Play to Win – what women can learn from men in business”.

Leadership Lessons

Knowing that what I do at the office every day, no matter how mundane, will have far-reaching effects on the lives of women in South Africa’s rural areas has made all the difference to my career and I know that my colleagues at WDB Investment Holdings and WDB Trust feel the same way.

Economic Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The deliberations that took place on the first day of the WDB Dialogue, have prompted me to write this piece.Whilst the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in itself a good idea for the country politically- its main drawback was that it was a political process.

Leading South African investment firm – owned and run by women for women – reveals how they are doing it for themselves

Mathapelo Mthembu, [25], dreamed of becoming a famous film director. That was until she sat down with her accounting teacher at Mokgome Senior Secondary School in Soweto who gave her insight into the accounting profession and the wonderful world of numbers.

Economic Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The deliberations that took place on the first day of the WDB Dialogue, have prompted me to write this piece.Whilst the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in itself a good idea for the country politically- its main drawback was that it was a political process.

Let women give SA’s financial recovery a rock-solid foundation – Infographic

The transformation message from this year’s women’s month can guide us to recovery from the current global financial turmoil, says Faith Khanyile, CEO and co-founder of WDB Investment Holdings.