RPC Astrapak donates towards WDBIH’s The CEO SleepOut™ challenge sponsorship pledge

RPC Astrapak recently contributed towards the fundraising efforts of WDB Investment Holdings’ Chief Investment Officer Nicci Gubb, who recently participated in The CEO SleepOut™ on Wednesday 11 July 2018.

WDBIH CIO & CFA, Nicola Gubb shares her inspirational story with Money Marketing

WDBIH CIO & CFA, Nicola Gubb shares her inspirational story with Money Marketing Nicola Gubb didn’t always know she’d want to work in the financial services industry. “As a teenager, I had a dream of becoming an aeronautical engineer as I loved flying and the whole space race. Later in my high school career I…

The Youth Dividend – Showing Young Women a World of Opportunity

The Youth Dividend – Showing Young Women a World of Opportunity   In 2016, academics from Boston University and Microsoft Research highlighted how machines are learning bias based on the data they are exposed to; including gender-based stereotypes. Such studies highlight distinct challenges facing women as they enter a crowded, competitive workplace: the lack of…

Women Driving South Africa’s Growth

The emergence of WDB was based on the understanding that the utilisation of loans/savings and support services would result in the creation of new jobs, an increase in the average income..

WDB Investment Holdings finalises a landmark empowerment deal with Tsebo Solutions Group (Pty) Limited

WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited (WDBIH) has finalised the acquisition of a 25% stake in Tsebo Solutions Group (Pty) Limited (TSG), supported by a funding package provided by Standard Bank of South Africa, a key funding partner to WDBIH.

Giving business a feminine voice

Giving business a feminine voice WDB Investment Holdings CEO, Faith Khanyile, says a more caring and ‘holistic’ business model is the way of the future. A Force for Good Dynamic businesswoman and CEO of WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH),

Sleeping Out and Changing the World

A transformation catalyst at the boardroom table, Faith Khanyile is certainly not averse to rising to a challenge, both in and out of the Boardroom. So when faced with the opportunity of taking part in The SheEO SleepOut™ to raise funds for the Door of Hope charity*, she was one of the first CEOs to put up her hand and say “count me in”.

Banking on the Unbankable

Say the name Mavis Makukule to former First Lady Zanele Mbeki and her face lights up with pride. “She was our very first client,” says Mbeki. “She is what we like to call the ‘poster girl’ for WDB.”

It takes a rural KZN village to raise a businesswoman

Twenty-three years after South Africa’s democracy, just 25% of senior management roles are occupied by women and 34% of the companies surveyed do not have a single woman in senior management.

WDB Investment Holdings increase equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%

WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, officially confirming Seed Engine as a proudly 51% black women owned company. Venture capital company Grovest is Seed Engine’s second major shareholder with a 30% stake.

CEO, Faith Khanyile speaks to Leadership Magazine

In 1996, a group of dynamic women started WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) with the bold aim of driving women’s economic empowerment in South Africa.

Empowering women to eradicate poverty in SA

WOMEN Development Businesses (WDB) celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with a dialogue titled Making Poverty History.

It was attended by women from across SA’s socioeconomic spectrum, facilitating sobering discussion on poverty and the ways in which sustainable livelihoods can be created for the poor.

Implementation of 2030 Agenda to be the focus at single largest forum

UN Commission on the Status of Women to outline robust set of actions for translating ambitious development roadmap into reality for women and girls

WDB Chairperson Daphne Mashile-Nkosi named the Most Outstanding Woman in Business

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi has been named the Most Outstanding Woman in Business, in New York – her second award in two months. In July, Mashile-Nkosi, executive chairwoman of Kalagadi Manganese, added the 2015 Africa Female Business Leader of the Year award to her many accolades

WDBIH snaps up Woolworths shares

WOMEN’S Development Bank Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has invested R500m into acquiring shares in Woolworths through a book build process. WDBIH signed a R100m cheque from its own cash resources and leveraged off its balance sheet by using some debt to top up.