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Women on the Move: Meet Mamello Selamolela

The world is run by WOMEN. Strong, brave, courageous, witty, kick-ass women. The City of Roses boasts some of the toughest, most compassionate and most inspiring female leaders you’ll ever come across. This month, Get It celebrates these leaders and their superpowers. Because, let’s face it, we’re not just businesswomen. We are mothers, daughters, caretakers, wives, cooks, cleaners, teachers and motivators. We are invested in our communities, and care for those who need a mother’s love. We look at the future while tending to the present with grace and attention to detail. We do it all, with added vava-VOOM for those extra curveballs life throws at us.

In this year’s Get It Women on the Move feature, Vodacom is at the forefront, celebrating this team of strong women with us. Visit www.vodacom.co.za for details on all it has on offer.

Meet Mamello Selamolela

Mamello is Vodacom’s Managing Executive for the Central Region and leads Vodacom in the Free State and Northern Cape.

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Originally from Gauteng, Mamello was previously Vodacom’s Managing Executive for Group Strategy. She has held a number of senior positions in telecoms, an industry she joined in 2015 after a long tenure as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in South Africa and the UK.

Mamello is passionate about the development and success of young women. She is a writer (www.rulestheynevertoldus.com) and speaker, focusing on empowering young professionals and contributing to discussions about the opportunities presented by technology to transform businesses, individuals and society. Mamello holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the university of Cape Town and an MBA from London Business School.

She’s up for any challenge – that’s why she is taking part in this year’s Trek4Mandela Expedition. Now in its eighth year, Trek4Mandela is an annual expedition to summit Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in celebration of the vision of Nelson Mandela. The expedition was established by innovative social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Richard Mabaso, and is led by renowned adventurer, Sibusiso Vilane, the first black African to conquer the Three Poles challenge: South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest.

Mamello is fired up for this challenge: “Growing up as a young black girl in South Africa, I was blessed with numerous opportunities that all contributed to my leadership journey. This Trek4Mandela expedition gives me an opportunity to contribute to the journeys of
young women who are now where I have been, and accelerate their journeys as leaders in the world. The young leaders who will benefit from our climb are the future of SA and of Africa – I am excited to be a catalyst for their growth.”

To support this initiative, SMS Mamello to 42513 to pledge R30 to keep a girl in school.

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