- Nonkululeko Gobodo made history when she became the first black female chartered accountant in South Africa
- She continued to start her own accountancy firm in 1992, before merging with another company in 2011
- Today, SizweNtsalubaGobodo is the largest black-owned chartered accountancy firm in the country
Women in South Africa are better off today than the females were in the past, and it is all thanks to the women who were the frontrunners in breaking through the glass ceiling.
Although the country has not arrived in terms with female empowerment, it is important to acknowledge those who paved the way for other women.
A Twitter user with the handle @sure_kamhunga posted a tweet about one of South Africa’s front runner in black female empowerment, Nonkululeko Gobodo.
The 57-year-old women became the first black female chartered accountant in South Africa in 1987, after she finished her studies at the University of South Africa.
Later on, she founded her own chartered accountancy firm called Gobodo Incorporated, which she later merged with SizweNtsaluba VSP to form SizweNtsalubaGobodo.
SizweNtsalubaGobodo went on to become the largest black-owned accountancy firm in the country, and Gobodo was the executive chair of the company until she willingly stepped down in 2014.
Gobodo has been quoted saying she always dreamt big, adding it is who she is.
And, through hard work and a success drive not a lot of people have, Gobodo went on the achieve her dreams.
She has received numerous awards since the beginning of her career including the 2012 Most Influential women in South Africa award, 2014 Standard bank award for the top businesswoman of the year and the 2014 Phakisaworld Fleet Solutions Outstanding Woman in Business Award.
Gobodo is truly an inspiration to women in South Africa, proving that they could achieve anything they set their minds to.
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