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SuperLead Podcast Episode 39 with Shirley Zinn – Grit and determination to succeed

On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Shirley Zinn unpacking her story of grit and determination to succeed. Shirley hails from the Cape Flats in Cape Town, and started her career as a secondary school teacher of English, then moved to the University of the Western Cape where she lectured in Teacher Education

currently a Non-Executive Director on the number of Boards of JSE-listed and these include AdvTech, Shoprite, MTN SA, Sanlam, just to name a few

She holds a PHD in education from Harvard and she is an author of an incredible book, Swimming upstream: Story of grit and determination to succeed. She unpacked her journey of rising above poverty of the Cape Flats to ivy-league lecture halls and the boardrooms of some of South Africa’s biggest enterprises. And also an account of immense personal tragedy, and picking yourself up and carrying on, and how that has shaped her to be an awesome leader that she is today.

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Shirley Zinn
Author of Swimming upstream

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SuperLead Podcast Episode 39 with Shirley Zinn – Grit and determination to succeed