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Leaders & Daughters 2021
About the Event

On March 14, 2019, Egon Zehnder hosted an intimate Leaders & Daughters dinner in Johannesburg, bringing together 31 guests including leaders and their daughters and mentees. Below are a few of the key insights from the evening’s discussion:


  • Build meaningful relationships, this develops resilience, trust and EQ because it is difficult. 

  • Show up as your true and authentic self. Be reliable, credible and trustworthy.

  • Engage, challenge and confront diversity and prejudice issues across the generations. Communication is crucial.


  • Create a support system around you that includes both internal and external sponsors and mentors and enables you to thrive.

  • Seek out people who can teach and guide you.

  • Be open to ask and receive honest feedback, as this is the best way to develop your EQ and self-awareness.

Marathon mentality

  • Your career is a marathon, not a race. Don’t be in a hurry to get to the top, but be mindful of your pace, and under promise and over deliver.

  • Be willing to start at the bottom and work your way up. It is important to earn your stripes, so take the time to learn and do the small things.

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