Women in finance – Cometh the hour, cometh the woman
19 August 2020
Women in the financial sector have an important role in driving change and making financial services more inclusive for South Africans.
7 min read | 46 min video | 48 min podcast
Listen to the full discussion with Airbnb's Velma Corcoran, Lanseria International Airport's Mpolaheng Mohlopi, and Boeing's Lereece Rose.
This pause has been necessary in that we can redefine the new normal and make sure that we lead that process.
Mpolaheng Mohlopi, Chief Financial Officer, Lanseria International Airport
I really believe that there are a small number of female leaders that have emerged as a benchmark for what competent leadership looks like in these turbulent times.
Velma Corcoran, Country Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Airbnb
“In an independent study in 2018, we found that hosts and guests on Airbnb contributed R8.9bn to the SA economy, supporting the equivalent of 22,000 jobs."
Our view is that air travel has been resilient and that long-term demand fundamentals are still intact.
Lereece Rose, Senior Director Finance (Africa and South East Asia), Boeing Capital Corporation
However she remains positive for the longer term. “Our view is that air travel has been resilient and that long-term demand fundamentals are still intact,” she says.Health and safety will be paramount in the future. “As travel resumes and we see that restriction ease around the globe, we think it's important that aircraft and passenger health and safety is a priority for us. We are working with industry stakeholders to support multiple layers of protection aimed at minimising health risks for both passengers and for crew throughout the travel journey,” she adds.
Patrick writes and edits content for Investec Wealth & Investment, and Corporate and Institutional Banking, including editing the Daily View, Monthly View and One Magazine - an online publication for Investec's Wealth clients. Patrick was a financial journalist for many years for publications such as Financial Mail, Finweek and Business Report. He holds a BA and a PDM (Bus.Admin.) both from Wits University.
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