Nene Molefi

Image of GDIB Expert Panelist, Nene MolefiNene is a Diversity & Inclusion consultant, facilitator & CEO of Mandate Molefi Consultants. As a South African who has a lived experience of the devaluing impact of Apartheid, Nene has designed a model of dialogue that highlights the complexity & interplay between participant and observer in a system designed to perpetuate exclusion. She has facilitated large scale transformation processes to help organisations create a culture where shareholder value and stakeholder expectations are mutually inclusive. As a strategist, she works with listed companies and assists directors and executives to co-create a solid Vision for D&I. She prepares a safe space for crucial conversations between diverse teams that are conflicted and need to create a high performance culture.  As a D&I systems consultant, she helps clients to identify self-defeating narratives embedded in the system and designed strategies to achieve sustainable change. While the majority of her work is with local and multinational private sector companies, Nene is also regarded as a thought leader in the public sector and has led social context discussion with the SA Judiary across all the High Courts, Supreme and Constitutional Courts on D&I. She has documented case studies from her client experiences and authored publications. She is a speaker at various conferences around the world, including Malaysia, Bangladesh, USA, Zimbabwe, Namibia & Zambia. She is an associate lecturer for GIBS and Stellenbosch Business School on Diversity and Transformation respectively & Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute. She sits on the advisory board of the Auditor General of South Africa.  (BA Social Work :University of Forth Hare),( B Soc Sc Honours: University of Cape Town), (Masters in Leading Change & Innovation :York St J University, UK)