The UCT Graduate School of Business in association with PwC and Webber Wentzel is proud to present Lebo Pule, Chief Executive Officer of Lebo Pule Business Networks, who will address us on: "Social entrepreneurship & change leadership-mutual compatibility to guarantee success".
This regular and well-attended event in the Johannesburg business calendar offers our guests the opportunity to interact with prominent business, political and social personalities in South Africa and the opportunity to broaden your business and social networks at the post presentation cocktails. Seating is limited and it is essential that you book, so please advise as soon as possible if you are able to attend. SPEAKER PROFILE
Lebo Pule is a seasoned social entrepreneur, a gender activist and a change agent. She is currently a founder and CEO of Lebo Pule Business Networks, a sales outsourcing agency where they specialise in sales, they offer sales as an outsourced service for their clients. Sales outsourcing is a new concept in South Africa and she is the one of the first to establish such an entity. She believes that it is about time that Sales be seen as a true profession in its own right and not only seen as an internal.
LPBN is her second attempt at business, in 2002 at the age of 26 she established her first formal business Exquisite Interiors an Office Furniture and Alterations outlet. They supplied for both Government departments and corporate clients. The business took off, she turned over R1.8 million in her first year of operation but due to many entrepreneurial mistakes that she made in 2006 her business could not sustain and she lost everything. She learnt many valuable lessons during the ‘rock bottom time’ and today she travels around the country talking on entrepreneurship and on an informal basis on how to avoid those mistakes and how to learn from mistakes already made.
Her true passion is influencing positive change in people particularly women and emerging entrepreneurs due to her own journey as an entrepreneur she realised the value of mentorship - as a result she is often found participating in many dialogues aimed at addressing and dealing with the everyday issues that entrepreneurs are faced with. She gives talks around the country at conferences, schools, universities and entrepreneurial gatherings. She has coined a signature talk specifically for emerging entrepreneurs called The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Entrepreneurship. WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
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