Much excitement following the announcement that leading South African businesswoman and philanthropist Wendy Appelbaum will be interviewed in the next episode of “Against The Odds with Peace Hyde”, the television show from the stables of Forbes Woman Africa, the continent’s first-ever women’s interest magazine – from Forbes Woman Africa, of course.
Forbes Woman Africa is an award-winning bi-monthly pan-African publication that navigates the world of business for women, featuring the latest trends in the corporate sector as well as wealthy, powerful and influential women in business.
Earlier this year, Forbes Woman Africa launched its first television show, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde, which has gained a huge following. In the upcoming episode, host Peace Hyde sits down with Appelbaum to understand how she made it all the way to the top as a visionary entrepreneur, bravely battling obstacles where others would have easily given up.
“The essence of the show is to really celebrate exceptional women. It’s about women who have tapped into their courage and persistence, and chosen to keep going in spite of all the hurdles,” explains Hyde.
“We need to keep reiterating stories of positive role models in Africa, and valuable lessons on how they made it, for the many aspiring to fulfil their entrepreneurial dreams. We have featured Wendy Appelbaum on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa and she is a true example of what one can achieve with guts and gumption,” says Methil Renuka, the magazine’s Editor.
Appelbaum, daughter of Sir Donald Gordon, the founder of financial services and property holding company, Liberty Holdings Limited, is a formidable force in the world of business. She is a former-Director at Liberty Investors Limited, former Co-Founder and Deputy Chairman of Women’s Investment Portfolio Limited (Wiphold), and Deputy Chairman of the Connection Group Limited as well as also being a member of the President of Harvard University’s Global Advisory Board, Harvard University’s Women’s Leadership Board, and the International Women’s Forum.
These are only some of the positions she has held and served with distinction. As a philanthropist, her main focus is women, education and health. Appelbaum serves as a Trustee of the Donald Gordon Foundation, and is a member of Global Philanthropists’ Circle, International Women’s Forum and Women Moving Millions; to name a few organizations she is a member of. Appelbaum is also co-owner of DeMorgenzon (Morning Sun in English), a wine estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Join Forbes Woman Africa and Against The Odds with Peace Hyde, for Peace Hyde’s exclusive interview with Wendy Appelbaum, airing on October 12th at 13h00 CAT on CNBC Africa.