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 Leadership Lessons

 

 

HELEN SUZMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE 2013

 

delivered by

Justice Zakeria Mohammed Yacoob

 

This year's topic was:

The Constitution, a Liberal Democracy and Patriotic Criticism

 

 

Read more about it here



 

 

HELEN JOSEPH MEMORIAL LECTURE 2013

presented by

Professor Leila Patel, Director: Centre of Social Development in Africa

This year's topic was:

Do Social Grants Create More Problems Than They Solve?

 

 

 

Prof Iron Rensburg (Vice Chancellor UJ), Mrs Zanele Mbeki (seated behind him)
and other esteemed delegates

 


 

INSTALLATION OF THE WITS UNIVERSITY
VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRINCIPAL

Professor Adam Habib is an academic, an activist, an administrator
and a renowned political media commentator and columnist.

He was installed as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Wits University
on Saturday, 24 August 2013

 

Adv Dikgang Moseneke, Prof Adam Habib and Mrs Habib

 

George Bizos and Anne Pratt

 

Prof Habib was featured in the April 2013 issue of Wits Review

Read more about it here:

http://witsvuvuzela.com/2013/08/25/gallery-wits-welcomes-habib/

 

 


  

 

MANDELA THE GREAT?

In the Second Quarter, 2013 issue of acumen magazine,
Chris Gibbons and Glynis Crook analyse the leadership legacy
of Nelson Mandela and pose the question:
Leadership Legend - or right time, right place?

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HELEN JOSEPH MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

presented by
Ms Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector
Topic: Following in the footsteps of Helen Joseph:
The place of South African woman leaders in our democracy

 

Anne Pratt with Prof Leila Patel (Director: Centre for Social Development in Africa, UJ), Ms Thuli Madonsela (Public Protector) and Prof Rory Ryan (Exec Dean: Faculty of Humanities, UJ)

 


 

MARSHA SAMPSON JOHNSON

with insights on
Workplace Dynamics

Ms Sampson Johnson is an active member of several leading organisations, notably the International Women's Forum (IWF) and as a retired senior executive from a Fortune 500 Company, she provides unique insights on workplace dynamics. Ms Sampson Johnson is passionate about empowering women leaders and her website is an excellent source of information and inspiration for all aspiring leaders

www.marshasampsonjohnson.com

 


 

NELSON MANDELA CENTRE OF MEMORY

presents
A Dialogue on the Role of the European Union in Global Affairs,
 notably its Relations with Africa

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
in conversation with
Former President F.W. de Klerk and Prof. Njabulo Ndebele

 

Former Pres. de Klerk, European Commission Pres. Barroso and Prof. Ndebele

 

Graca Machel and Anne Pratt

 

 

Irene Menell and Anne Pratt

 

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/11/583

PDF Transcript of President Barroso's speech

 


 

HELEN JOSEPH MEMORIAL LECTURE 2011

presented by

Shahra Razavi, Research Co-ordinator at UNRISD, who specializes in the

gender dimensions of social development, with a particular focus on 

livelihoods and social policies


 

Dr Gary Barker delivers the keynote address

 

Desireé Erasmus, Former First Lady Ms Zanele Mbeki and Anne Pratt

 

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NINTH ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2011

presented by
Dr. Ishmail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, Professor of the International Chair Savoirs contre pauvreté (Knowledge Against Poverty), at Collège de France, Paris

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Dr Ismail Serageldin

Madiba on video link

 

Minister Tokyo Sexwale

 

Desireé Erasmus, Anne Pratt and Kathy Kathrada

 

George Bizos

 


 

GREAT LEADERSHIP - GIBS MBA 2010

presented by
Anne Pratt at the GIBS 2010 MBA final lecture

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EIGHTH ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2010

presented by
Ariel Dorfman, world-acclaimed Chilean-American author, human rights activist and distinguished professor of Literature and Latin-American Studies

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Achmat Dangor - CEO Nelson Mandela Foundation

 

Graca Machel

 

Ariel Dorfman and Anne Pratt

 


 

SEVENTH ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2009

presented by
Professor Muhammad Yunus, The founder and managing director of Grameen Bank and
2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner

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SIXTH ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2008

presented by
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf


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FIFTH ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2007

presented by
Mr Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations


More info

 

 

FOURTH ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2006

presented by
South African President Thabo Mbeki


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THIRD ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2005

presented by
Nobel laureate Prof Wangari Maathai


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SECOND ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2004

presented by
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu


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 FIRST ANNUAL NELSON MANDELA LECTURE 2003

presented by
Former US President Bill Clinton


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NEWS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FORUM: Chicago
October 2007- 25 th Anniversary 
Celebrating “Women Changing the World and Shaping the Future”

Lessons learnt...

  • Being isolated at the top- how best to manage this- support structures, mentors, role models
  • Global connectivity, global citizenship, our inability to learn from past mistakes
  • Make sense of all these global issues, how to prioritise them, focus one’s efforts- have a grounded message to influence others
  • Climate change, require regulation to create a sustainable world, need to act
  • Rural women- how do we empower them
  • How to keep pace with men and still contribute to the family
  • Will we do enough to leave a legacy? ‘ To whom much is given, much is expected’
  • Show up with authenticity-be real, be true, be passionate. Play it forward, support other women
  • Help all women with their decisions- those with careers and those who choose to stay at home
  • Reverse mentoring- ‘mentor your mentor’. Create a journey of co development, with other women and with men, co create wisdom for more effective leadership
  • For “ women currently at the top” - learn to ‘let go’ modify the ‘perfection’ model and empower your team
  • More women should run for public office and make an impact on the legislation of the land to influence change
  • Create a critical mass of gender representation to create stronger support systems and to ‘be heard’ as women
  • There is no honour in being 1st, there is only honour in not being last!  

   
 
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