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Dr. Patience Mpofu - African

Updated: Feb 2

Founder and CEO of Insight Mining Experts and Peak Performance with Patience Pty Ltd



Dr. Patience Mpofu is an award-winning mining executive, business strategist, and global Leadership. She is also a Business Coach who helps unleash the power within you to succeed in your career or business as an executive or as an entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Insight Mining Experts and Peak Performance with Patience Pty Ltd. She is an accomplished sustainable development strategist with more than 20 years’ global multidisciplinary industry experience in the Mining and Metals industry. She is one of the 36 Women leaders selected from around the world to take part in the 2018-2019 International Women’s Forum Fellows Program, a customised leadership training including Executive education components at Harvard Business School and INSEAD. In 2019, Patience was the winner of the CEO Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in South Africa. Prior to founding her businesses, she was Vice President of Corporate Affairs Africa of a global Australian mining company. Previously, she also spent several years working for other global mining companies solving some sustainable issues across multiple disciplines.


Challenge

Gender inequality and discrimination.


“I have personally experienced it not once, but many times and studies have shown a huge portion is attributed to the culture of the work environment,” says Patience.


Solution

Insight Mining Experts’ approach to problem-solving in a digital technology, sustainable and cost-effective manner from Exploration right up to Mining, processing, smelting, refining, and market dynamics, they provide be-scope sustainable solutions to any of the mining problems.


Impact

Dr. Patience Mpofu is passionate about helping women advance in their professions especially in STEM-related professions (Science Technology Engineering and Maths). She was involved in launching various events aimed at empowering women and youth in this field.

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