MultiChoice’s Yolisa Phahle, CEO General Entertainment & Connected Video, made the list of 50 women CEOs leading corporate Africa.
The list was compiled over many months through a deep research effort to examine the management of big business in Africa.
Big business, for this purpose, is defined as being listed on one of Africa’s stock exchanges and having a market capitalization of over $150 million USD or being a global publicly listed company with a market capitalization of over $50 billion USD and significant operations in Africa.
Harvard Business School Professor Tony Mayo presented his research findings on what it takes for African-American women to reach the top spot in the corporate sector as part of the Summit on October 13. At this event, the names of the 50 women on the list were revealed.
In addition, a panel of women from the list told the stories of their rise to the top of Corporate Africa, and commented on Professor Mayo’s research by addressing what it takes to make it to the top in Africa, specifically. Another high profile panel addressed what stock exchanges are doing globally to advocate for more women in big business, and will feature the heads of the major African stock exchanges.
Yolisa Phahle started her career in music, as a classical pianist and violinist before joining the world of television in 1998 as a presenter, producer and sound and vision mixer for the BBC. She has held several senior roles within MultiChoice South Africa is now the driving force behind the Group’s content strategy to be the world’s leading and most-loved African storyteller.
This means delivering the best international and local content to the organisation’s more than 19.5 million customers across 50 African countries, with a strong focus on innovation and industry development. MultiChoice has 24 local and 8 international channels.
“It is an honour to be recognised along other women leading big business in Africa. I hope that our collective efforts will pave the way for more African girls to aspire to reach their biggest goals in Africa’s private sector corporations”,