Chuma Mjali facilitates 3rd installment of SAICA 2020 Women in Leadership Series

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August is Women’s Month and University of Fort Hare women are taking full advantage of the opportunity.

Among these is a virtualSouth African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) 2020 Women in Leadership series which was facilitated by Ms Chuma Mjali, Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Nkuhlu Department of Accounting, on 11 August 2020.  Mjali’s virtual engagement was the 3rd session of a series which commenced on 3 August and will run until  24 August.   Spread over eight days, the series will cover four themes, 14 topics and feature 35 top class presenters and panelists.

Themed: Empowerment through Enlightenment, the session covered two topics:

  • Level the CORPfield: Creating the Ideal Environment for the Future Charted Accountant
  • The Future Female Chartered Accountant.

Mjali opened her session with a heartfelt tribute to unsung heroines.

 “I am referring to all those women who are not necessarily at the forefront but are very instrumental in helping other women develop," she explained.

She referred to her  panelists - a team of highly qualified and experienced Chartered Accountants -  as IIMBOKODO (a term used to refer to strong, fearless and committed women)

The panel comprised:

Hlengiwe Penelope Ndlela – Audit Partner at EY, Assurance Market Segment Leader, MAcc Graduate, SAICA Top 35,  Under 35 Category Winner and PhD Candidate

Buhle Hanise – Chief Financial Officer at BAIC SA

Keshni Kuni – Executive Head: IFRS Technical and Tax Accounting, Standard Bank Group, South Africa

Zee Harduth – Head of Learnerships at the Auditor-General South Africa.

Each speaker delved deep into the topics at hand, sharing insightful knowledge from their personal experiences and knowledge of the accounting sector.  The discussion also provided the audience with insights on how firms, business, and universities empower and enable the success of women in the accounting profession.

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