Business School Student Awarded Prestigious Coaching Package
Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) student Ms Simangele Mkhize was awarded a coaching package from Standard Bank at its Top Women Virtual Conference.
The conference themed: Brave Conversations 2.0 that Uplift and Drive Change, brought together global thought-leaders and experts to offer inspiration, practical solutions, networking and support to 10 000 women entrepreneurs in Africa and the rest of the world.
‘Out of all the delegates, I was chosen for the prize - I still can’t believe it! This is an excellent opportunity which will greatly assist in improving my career progression and future prospects,’ said Mkhize.
The package, valued at R22 500, allows Mkhize to attend sessions on building skills to navigate career transitions, developing networking skills, building a professional brand, mapping competencies and developing a career narrative. These will not only benefit Mkhize in her career in academia but her studies as well.
‘I attended the Woman Who Lead event hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies which featured UKZN’s leading women and drew inspiration from that prior to attending the virtual conference,’ said Mkhize.
‘I am very passionate about woman empowerment and gender equality and hope to also make an impact in such areas and to motivate women to achieve whatever they put their mind to. I aspire to fly the UKZN flag high by inspiring greatness.’
Words: Thandiwe Jumo