FOUNDER & PRESIDENT | AFRICAN WOMEN IN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (AWEDI NETWORK)

This interview was originally published in The Global Power & Energy Elites 2020

WHO WERE YOUR ROLE MODELS DURING THE PIVOTAL STAGES OF YOUR LIFE? 

I have had various role models through my life journey, from my hardworking parents, to some great bosses that have advocated for me, to great women in the industry who are leaving their mark, and other young global leaders who are creating significant impact in their spheres.

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A SUCCESSFUL LEADER? 

Two quotes that I relate closely to are: “Without the ability to capture the hearts, minds, and energy of others, the truly important things in work and in life can’t be achieved”, by George Hallenbeck; and ‘‘Leadership goes far beyond mere technical skills, but more importantly, character, and the ability to inspire others is crucial”. I believe that a true leader should positively influence people—influencing up, down and across organisations. This delivers business results and drives behavioural change to achieve objectives.

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