Thursday, 19 September 2019 05:49

Corporate activist and inspirational business woman, Nolitha Fakude, has spent her 29-year career focusing on the development of women and marginalised communities in the workplace and society.

A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, she has been best known for driving transformation.

She was also managing director and then president of the Black Management Forum (BMF) from 2003 to 2006.

From 1 September 2019, Nolitha has taken an executive position as Group Director and Chairman of Anglo American's Management Board – the largest mining company in South Africa.

In her forthcoming memoir, Boardroom Dancing, Nolitha tells the story of her corporate life – from her childhood as a shopkeeper's daughter in the Eastern Cape, to her very senior positions at some major blue-chip companies, including Woolworths, Nedbank and Sasol.

Nolitha presently serves on numerous boards including the JSE Limited and Afrox Limited.

Boardroom Dancing is her personal journey, as well as a lesson for South Africans committed to the transformation of boardrooms and the economy.

This will be an inspirational book for women looking for role models in their journey through the corporate world.

"Nolitha Fakude's story is a masterclass in how success might be achieved." - DR PHUMZILE MLAMBO-NGCUKA, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women