BCG and WBS Backstage Pass: In Conversation with South African Business Leaders

Episode 1 – Digital Innovations: Collaborations between Corporates and Start-Ups
In this episode we are focusing on digital innovation. We want to get to the essence of how corporates and startups can work together to really unpack the impact that digital innovation can have on the African continent.

Episode 2 – the Future of Leadership in South Africa for a Competitive Advantage
In this episode, we are asking the question, what kind of business leadership does South Africa need to compete internationally in the future? To unpack this, we are joined by Nyimpini Mabunda who is the CEO of GE Southern Africa and chairman of the US-South Africa Business Centre at the US Chamber of Commerce, as well as Professor Milford Soko, Professor of International Business and Strategy at Wits Business School.

Episode 3 – Breaking the 20% Barrier for Women in South Africa Boadrooms
Leading women Nolitha Fakude, Chair of the Management Board of Anglo American South Africa and Jackie Foster-Mutungu, Partner at BCG Johannesburg embark on an important conversation to consider how we might break through the barrier of a mere 20% representation of women in South African boardrooms. They touch on the responsibility of women leaders, the importance of role models, imposter syndrome, finding your own voice, inclusion and collaboration, and leading in tough times.

Episode 4 – AI: Unpacking the Potential Opportunity for South African Society
Generative AI – no longer just a buzzword, but a business and societal change agent. In this episode, we discuss the potential societal benefits of AI for South Africa, unpacking a report by BCG, Microsoft, and Wits Business School.

Episode 5 – Tech Trailblazers: Unveiling the Secrets of Successful Startups in Africa
This episode explores the growth of tech startups in Africa, emphasizing the need for specialized resources, effective ecosystems, diverse capital sources, and accessible education to support entrepreneurship continent-wide.