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CNBC Africa Anchor, Award-Winning Journalist And Internationally Acclaimed Conference Facilitator

Nozipho is the CEO of The Talent Firm – a specialized talent management firm advising on millennial talent in South Africa.

Nozipho is also the founder and the lead moderator at Akwande Communications. She facilitates global conversations that are designed to have measurable outcomes. She has successfully moderates conversations for global and African institutions including, leading listed and unlisted multinational corporations, business schools, and civil society organisations that seek to leverage conversations for change. Akwande also builds bespoke communication strategies for multinational corporations entering into the African market.

As an internationally acclaimed conference moderator, Nozipho is in demand for her unique and insightful ability to facilitate intelligent conversations with depth and breadth. She has moderated conversations the World Economic Forum, United Nations agencies including UN Women, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund amongst other global bodies..

Nozipho is also an award-winning journalist, broadcasting financial markets shows into to 48 African countries and reaching millions of Africans daily. Her broadcast niche lies in the political economy, development finance, gender mainstreaming, and youth development and has hosted a number of shows in these areas.
She has worked in The Presidency in South Africa, the Mayor’s Office in Washington DC, Umlambo Foundation, as well as Tata Africa in Johannesburg.

Nozipho is a faculty member for Duke CE in Africa specializing in leadership programs and is a fellow of the Gordan Institute for Business Science’s Centre for African Management and Markets.

She is an alumni of the following academic institutions:
• Said Business School, Oxford (Tutu Fellow)
• University of London (Masters in International Studies)
• Stellenbosch Business School (|Masters in Development Finance – cum laude),
• University of Pretoria (Hons: International Relations),

She sits on the following boards:
• LRMG Talent Solutions (Non-Executive Director)
• Ditsepu Holdings (Advisory Board)

Some of Nozipho’s sought-after presentation topics include:
• Women empowerment
• Gender mainstreaming
• Diversity and inclusivity
• Women in leadership
• Youth empowerment
• Self leadership
• Conversational leadership
• Thought leadership


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