Embracing a kaleidoscope of ethnicity in the corporate world 20 September 2021 | SIOPSA

Embracing a kaleidoscope of ethnicity in the corporate world 20 September 2021

THE SIOPSA EXECUTIVE PORTFOLIO FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IS INVITING YOU TO A COMPLIMENTARY VIRTUAL CONVERSATION HOSTED BY Prof Nasima M Carrim.

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THE SIOPSA EXECUTIVE PORTFOLIO FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IS INVITING YOU TO A COMPLIMENTARY VIRTUAL CONVERSATION

HOSTED BY Prof Nasima MH Carrim

MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMER 2021

12:00-14:00

The panel of experts

Prof Nasima Carrim

Associate Professor at University of Pretoria and Executive Member SIOPSA Diversity and Inclusion

Corinna Vann-Gopal holds a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with a focus on psychological capital and organisational commitment’s influence on job performance amongst tradesmen. Corinna is registered with the Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe and a member of the Zimbabwe Psychology Association. She has over ten years’ experience in recruitment for both local and regional companies with experience in career wellness, career guidance, career counselling and resilience coaching. Corinna is the founder of CORI-Human Capital Solutions and a passionate wellness coach providing psychological advice and support on various social media platforms with the handle Psych Nuggetz. She is currently the Operations Manager with a reputable engineering firm.

Fatima Moosa is an Industrial Psychologist who has spent the larger part of her career in HR Leadership roles within the professional services industry. After completing her Industrial Psychology Internship at the Liberty Group, Fatima joined Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) in 2004 as their Resourcing Consultant, assisting the team with the refinement of their recruitment methodology, processes and systems. In addition, she fulfilled a number of project roles within the People space.

She subsequently joined the People Team of EY in 2006, in a similar role before moving into the position of Global Mobility Manager where she was tasked with setting up their international secondment department. She later joined the Assurance division of the firm as their HR Manager.

In 2010 Fatima joined the Big 5 legal firm, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. During her 8 year tenure at the firm she headed up the HR Function, partnering with the Firm’s leadership and Directors in driving their business strategy. She moved to Spoor & Fisher, a niche Intellectual Property Law firm, where she spent the last few years transforming HR into a strategic function that is visible, trusted and valued by the firm’s Partners and employees.

Fatima joined BDO just last month as the Head of their People & Culture Team.

Zakiyya Gani is currently employed as the Senior HR Officer at The MSA Group. She holds a BCom Honours degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Pretoria and has 6 years of work experience. She has experience in the mining, financial and outsourced payroll sectors.

Kharoline Sinankwa’s success lies in her perceptive decision-making, intelligence, strong ethics, active workplace involvement, forecasting and strategic business acumen and robust relationship building talent, combined with the natural aptitude to lead multicultural teams.

Prof. Alewyn Nel is a Professor in Industrial Psychology and the Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria (UP). He currently serves as the Chair for the Research Ethics Committee at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Co-Director for the newly approved College of Psychology at UP. Prof. Nel was trained during his PhD in cross-cultural psychology methodologies and applied this throughout his research career. His research focuses on the cross-cultural implications for assessment and management with a specific emphasis on personality, social desirability, and identity. Thus far 40 Master students and 5 PhD students completed their research projects under his supervision. He currently holds a C2-NRF-rating. He currently serves as a National Board Member of the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology and is an Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Economics and Management Sciences.

Bhoza Mphela is an Artist/Celebrity Manager with a career in the music business and event management spanning more than 20 years. She is known for her vocal nature in current affairs including taking a stand against many social ills such as gender based violence and artists’ rights to name but a few.

Adanma Yisa is founder of Black Coconut. Adanma has led equity work with UNICEF, Impact Hub, UNDP and the International Confederation of Midwives. Adanma’s articles has been featured in Curiosity Magazine and Wits Business Journal. Adanma is an experienced strategist, facilitator and researcher having held positions across organisational development, strategic partnering, fundraising and social development. These roles have spanned both the corporate and development world including positions at Barclays Wealth, Wits University and Citi Private Bank. Adanma holds a Law with Politics undergraduate degree from The University of Manchester, a Development Studies Honours degree from Wits University and a Masters with distinction in Critical Diversity Studies from the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies. She also obtained a certificate in Development Communications from the Wits School of Journalism and is an alumna of the Common Purpose United Diaspora Leadership Programme.