By building this ethos into our organisation, we aim to lead by example, create a deeply responsible and ethical consciousness within EOH, attract the best talent, position ourselves as the best company to work for and ultimately rebuild the EOH brand and reputation as one that is built on the pillars of courageous leadership.
A key theme explored at the inaugural event held in Johannesburg in September this year, was heeding the distress call of the environment. Now more than ever, the famous quote from Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai is true. The quote reads: “The environment and the economy are two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves”.
The EOH Courageous Leadership Series launched on 16 September 2019 at Fox Junction in Johannesburg, with the aim of sharing ideas and learning from the challenging situation we are in as a country. The challenges, as discussed on the day, extended to issues around the globe. We learnt that we all have to reach for the compassion and courage within ourselves to make a difference.
With guests Professor Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector, Professor of Law, Stellenbosch University, Eusebius McKaiser, Political Analyst, Lecturer, Presenter and Author, Karin Du Chenne, Chief Growth Officer: Africa and Middle East, Kantar and engaging and energetic event MC Iman Rappetti – veteran journalist and author, the morning certainly did not disappoint. The highlight being an engaging and thought-provoking panel discussion with our guests, including a group rendition of “this little light of mine… I’m going to let it shine”.