Meet Zipho Sikhakhane
Zipho Sikhakhane is an international speaker, writer, and business advisor.
She has held positions in industry leading corporations worldwide and is the rst black South African to complete an MBA at the top-ranked Stanford University in the USA. In 2016, she received the Outstanding Young Achiever Award from the UNESCO Center for Global Education. In the last 15 years, she has presented in four continents, including a TEDx Talk in the USA on Africa’s potential. She delivers inspiring keynotes and facilitated interventions on leadership, entrepreneurship and Africa’s potential. She has been featured in numerous publications worldwide and is published as a contributing author in Singapore in a book on inspirational women. She is also a weekly Business Columnist for the Sunday Times in South Africa.
From being raised by a single parent in a poor township in northern KwaZulu Natal to overcoming the challenges faced by individuals from disadvantaged communities, Zipho’s journey has been one of consistently breaking barriers. She uses her inspiring life story to help individuals and businesses unleash their true potential. Professional Background: • International Project Director, Inditex Zara (Spain) • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company • Customer Strategy Manager, Edcon Retail Group • Worked in 6 continents in the last 10 years Entrepreneurial Activities: • Angel Investor for businesses in East, West & Southern Africa • Chairperson of Maneli Commodities • Business Advisor for managers and entrepreneurs
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