GPS Blog #15 – 18th December 2020

Women’s Executive Network

At the start of the month Dr Mandela was the special guest speaker for the Canadian Women’s Executive Network. She engaged in a fireside chat with Arisa Cox at the annual gala; Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards; Top 100 Awards – WXN ( She shared views on leadership, goal setting and being the best that one can be.

Dr Mandela was also inducted into the WXN Honorary Hall of Fame.  WXN’s Hall of Fame is the highest honour reserved for women who have demonstrated business and social impact through their noteworthy achievements. With delighted, Dr Mandela stated;

‘I am very grateful and appreciate the WXN Honorary Hall Of Fame. I accept this with humility.’

How to Change the World Summit

The following day Dr Mandela participated in the How to Change The World Summit delivered by the How To Academy. Led in conversation by  Paul Van Zyl (who served as the Executive Secretary of South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission) she had a lively discussion on ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ and ‘Democracy’.

Web Summit

Alongside speakers such as; Serena Williams, Kevin Hart, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Berners-Lee, Dr Mandela joined the Web Summit. She spoke on ‘Collaboration’; ‘Tech and building for the future’ along with giving insight into the work of the House of Mandela Family Foundation.