Enid Lizamore, Group Executive Head of Human Resources at Santam

 Enid believes female entrepreneurs will play a significant role in the future of South Africa’s economy. She has filled executive HR positions in industries ranging from technology to banking. She also sits on various boards and owns two companies. She believes her career highlights have been characterised by the women she’s surrounded by – those who help other women succeed and encourage them through mentoring and coaching. She has been at the forefront of Santam’s transformational talent management agenda and has been instrumental in earning the group its Top Employer certification. She holds these words by Eleanor Roosevelt in high regard: ‘Do the thing you think you cannot do.’ It is a message that resonates with her because it challenges the limitations women place on themselves. 

 WHAT ENID WILL BE LOOKING FOR: ‘I am looking for courageous women who display tenacity, a hunger to empower others, and a willingness to build a bigger and brighter South Africa.’