Phuti Mahanyele overcame a stroke to become a successful businesswoman

Phuti Mahanyele overcame a stroke to become a successful businesswoman

- Phuti Mahanyele is the founder of Sigma Capital, an investment holding company

- She was previously the CEO of Shanduka Group

- Despite suffering a stroke, she went on to become a successful businesswoman

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Few women can claim to have a reputation as big as Phuti Mahanyele's in the South African business and finance sectors.

The 47-year-old renowned entrepreneur is the founder of Sigma Capital, an investment holding company.

Prior to that, she was highly successful as chief executive officer of Shanduka Group. According to entrepreneurmag.co.za, she doubled its net asset value to R8billion in just five years.

Phuti Mahanyele is a successful entrepreneur. Source: Sigma Capital

Phuti Mahanyele is a successful entrepreneur. Source: Sigma Capital

Phuti's success was recognised in 2014 when she was awarded the Forbes Woman Africa Business Woman of the Year Award, Briefly.co.za learned.

Her rise to the top is even more remarkable because she suffered a stroke. Upon recovery, she decided to start Sigma Capital in 2015 after evaluating her priorities in life.

In addition, she won the African Investors' Leading Africa Woman in Business of the Year award in 2012.

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The Soweto-born entrepreneur mentors young professionals and students wishing to succeed in the finance sector.

She urged young entrepreneurs to be confident in their approach:

When going into business, you should view yourself as a business person. People treat you the way you treat yourself. If you come in feeling at a disadvantage, you are already at a disadvantage.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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