Wendy Ackerman is the co-founder and Executive Director of Pick n Pay Stores. Wendy and her husband Raymond are the power couple behind one of South Africa’s pre-eminent FMCG retailers, Pick n Pay, which has over 450 stores throughout South Africa, southern Africa and Australia. Alongside raising her family, Wendy has been actively involved in the Pick n Pay Group’s development of employee benefits and their welfare. Wendy is equally passionate about her family's philanthropic endeavours and her work with the underprivileged.
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1 - When You Married Your Husband Did You Realise That You Were Going To Become A Retailer?
2 - When Did You Realise You Wanted To Pursue A Career In Retailing?
3 - What Informed Your Initial Thinking On The Retail Sector In General?
4 - How Can Retail Entrepreneurs Build Businesses That Give Back To The Community?
5 - How Did You Use Your Position At Pick N Pay To Stand Up Against Apartheid?
6 - How Did You Ensure Pick N Pay Prioritised Employee Welfare?
7 - Can You Tell Us About The Famous Stand You Took Around The Constantia Hypermarket?
8 - Why Is It Important For Entrepreneurs To Have A Diverse Team?
9 - What Advice Can You Give To Women Who Are Facing Abuse?
10 - How Can Women Get Ahead In A Testosterone-Driven World?
About This Recipe
Wendy Ackerman is not just South African retail royalty. She's a woman entrepreneur who's lived through massive changes in our business, social and political landscape, making her an incomparable well of knowledge that we're incredibly honoured to tap into. In 10 nourishing bites, the philanthropist and co-founder of Pick n Pay shares her riveting journey, from growing a mega retail business with her husband Raymond, all the way through to the incredible work she's doing with women today.
What You'll Learn
In this recipe, you will learn about Wendy Ackerman, the philanthropist and co-founder of Pick n Pay stores. She shares some highlights of her life's work in empowering and promoting the rights of women in the workplace and in society.
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