The first episode of the Pat On Brands Dialogues: Flourishing Women Edition this past Wednesday, the 4th of August 2021 live on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It definitely started off on a really fascinating note, enough to keep eyeballs glued to the screen.
The dialogue was hosted by Nompumelelo Satsha, who is no stranger to the platform. One could say it’s safe to say that she is our resident Women’s Month Edition host. Mpumi is not only good at hosting guests, but she also engages the storyteller in a way that keeps the dialogue light and easy to take in. In this episode, she hosted Yolisa Pasipanodya.
Leadership is like motherhood
Yolisa is the Managing Director at Meropa Communications with over 22 years of experience in the marketing and communications industry. She shared some enlightening moments from her childhood that shaped the woman she has become. One of the things that stood out was how her mother molded the type of mother and leader she has become. Her personal experience of being a mother also plays a role in her leadership style and in the way that she handles business.
Some examples she made were how a newborn baby is similar to a small business. They need a lot of love, nurturing, and late nights in the beginning. It gets tough, but that doesn’t mean that you give up and throw in the towel.
“The beauty of resilience is about having the ability to get back up when you are knocked down. It is also about confidence”, said, Yolisa Pasipanodya.
Resilience, confidence, hard work, and passion are the recipe for success, concluded, Yolisa.
Remember to set reminders for next week’s dialogue where Fortune Mbopo will be hosting our very own Banyana Banyana player who now plays international, Thembi Kgatlana. The dialogue will go live on all Pat on Brands platforms next week Wednesday, the 11th at 12:00.