Business Leadership: If you’re an ambitious woman, find a partner who’s just as ambitious

Judy Dlamini’s husband Sizwe Nxasana was not the CEO of FirstRand when she met him. In fact, she was a fourth-year medical student when they were married. Dlamini maintains that what brought them together – and keeps them together – is a common value system: an uncompromising demand for integrity; mutual and self-respect; passion in everything one does; and a relentless work ethic.

Judging by the success of the Nxasanas as both a married couple and a professional business team, it’s a formula that works. As such, Dlamini has sage advice for both young- and older ambitious women. In this four-minute, two-second extract from a full-length, face-to-face video interview, she explores the difficulties ambitious women face in society, romantic relationships and the workplace, and provides invaluable guidance.

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In partnership with FNB, Moneyweb presents this bespoke leadership video series with top business people. The interview draws on the person’s life, failures and the lessons they have learnt on their journey to the successful leadership positions they hold today.

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