Judy Sikuza

Organisational development consultant: Absa

Judy Sikuza is a survivor. When she was just 12 she and her mother lost their home and all their possessions. "The challenge of being homeless definitely taught me to be resilient,� Sikuza recalls. "It also taught me not to be concerned with material things, or to be defined by my circumstances.� Today, the 25-year-old, from the former Transkei in the Eastern Cape, is Absa's youngest organisational development consultant. She's also a playwright and a keen cricket player. Sikuza's potential was first recognised in 2007, when she became a Mandela Rhodes scholar. A year later she received a Fulbright scholarship and in 2010 she graduated with a master's degree in social-organisational psychology from Columbia University in New York. Now she sees her mission as: "Creating a space for people to connect with themselves and their colleagues and to grow their own capacity.��Ngoako Matsha

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