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Wendy Luhabe

Wendy Nomathemba Luhabe

South African Businesswoman


Born 29-05-1957 in Daveyton South Africa

Wendy Luhabe is a South African businesswoman, social entrepreneur and author. She gained ten years of national and international corporate experience with Vanda Cosmetics and for the BMW Group. In 1991, Luhabe founded Bridging the Gap, her first exercise in social entrepreneurship. In 1994, she pioneered the founding of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings, which listed on the JSE in 1999. In 1999 she was also honoured as one of the 50 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World. She was inaugurated as Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg in September 2006.


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Educational history

Tertiary

University of Lesotho

1977 - 1981

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Marketing

University of Stellenbosch

Honorary Degree - Commerce

University of Fort Hare

Completed 1977

Bachelor of Arts

University of Fort Hare

Awarded in 2005

Commerce

Achievements

Awards

Woman of Worth from the Jewish Achievers Awards in South Africa

Award in Recognition of Championing Women Empowerment | Black Management Forum

One of 50 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World

Global Leader for Tomorrow | World Economic Forum

Leadership in Practice | Unisa Business Leadership School

The Outstanding Young Person | Osaka Jnr Chamber

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Author | Defining Moments | 2002


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International Council on Women’s Business Leadership

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Club of Rome

Member, 2006 - present

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Patrons for Student Sponsorship Program

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Junior Achievement South Africa

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation

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