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August is Women’s Month and CFA Society South Africa would like to recognise and celebrate women in investment management. 

We have selected a variety of female CFA charterholders to share their journey and insights. 


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How did you become involved in financial services – was this something you always wanted to do?

I am not sure that it was something that I always wanted to do. I remember a part of my high school years where I actually had no idea what I wanted to do when I finished school. As I looked at the opportunities available to me, I knew that I had an affinity for numbers and stats and making a difference and so through getting a better understanding of what I enjoyed doing and was good at lead me towards starting a Business Science degree. From there finance and economics was a hook. Read more.pdf



How did you become involved in financial services – was this something you always wanted to do?
I completed my Accounting articles in the Consumer and Industrial division, and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do after that. A friend introduced me to someone in Old Mutual Corporate Finance and it sounded so interesting that I decided to give it a try. Fourteen years in financial services later and I’ve never looked back!  Read more.pdf



How did you become involved in financial services – was this something you always wanted to do?
A career in financial services was never presented to me as a career option. I was economically literate, but investment illiterate. I ended up by a chain of circumstances working in a linked products company which had hired me for my mathematical ability!  Read more.pdf