- Entrepreneur: Phuti Mahanyele
- Business: Sigma Capital
- Website: www.sigmacapital.co.za
Phuti Mahanyele embarked on her entrepreneurial journey after she had successfully navigated the corporate world as an employee. She doubled the Shanduka Group’s net asset value to R8 billion in five years.
Many describe Mahanyele as a titan of industry, and a trailblazer in what many consider to be a predominantly male dominated sector (Finance).
After experiencing a stroke, and having successfully recovered from it, she began to question her priorities in life. She decided to start a business of her own, instead of working for someone else.
Mahanyele founded Sigma Capital in 2015 and the company is already becoming a nimble player in the finance sector, with a strong focus on building sustainable partnerships.
Phuti Mahanyele reveals one of her key secrets to sustainable business success:
“When going into business, you should view yourself as a business person. People treat you the way you treat yourself. If you come in feeling at a disadvantage, you are already at a disadvantage.” – Phuti Mahanyele