Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Part 2: Formidable Women who Inspire Us

Khanyi Dhlomo

Born Khanyisile Nokuthula Dhlomo in 17 December 1974 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, Khanyi is the youngest and only daughter to parents Oscar and Venetia Mkhize. 
The media mogul is the Managing Director of Ndalo Media, which she founded in 2007. She is also the founder of DestinyConnect and the Founding Editor of Destiny Magazine and Destiny Man.

At only the tender age of 20, and still a journalism student at WITS university; she was cast as the first black anchor for SABC1 which saw rates for the 8 o'clock news hit record heights.
Print media has always been closest to her heart, and she has always wanted to be part of the editorial side of the business. The opportunity opened for her when she was hired as the Fashion & Beauty assistant for True Love Magazine. She was mostly the errand girl and the job was not glamourous at all but that only drove her determination to learn the ropes about the media magazine business in that period.
Lady Luck was smiling upon her as once again, at only age 22, she was hired as the magazine's editor (8 years).Within a year at her leadership, True Love Magazine doubled its circulation from 70 000 to 140 000 and it became the most read women's magazine in SA.
 She has 2 sons from her first marriage. After her divorce she moved to Paris and worked there as the Manager of South Africa's Tourism Board between 2002 and 2005.
Having the desire to start her own company and magazine propelled to Harvard Business School where she obtained an MBA. She met Jonathan Newhouse ( Chairman of Conde Nast International which publishes Vogue Magazine), who mentored her while at Harvad and gave her valuable insight into the media business which helped her develop the blueprint for Ndalo Media.
She founded Ndalo Media which is a joint venture with Media24 (publishers for Naspers which is Aafrica's largest media company). Through Ndalo Media, Khanyi publishes Destiny and Destiny Man magazines, which are high-end magazines targeting successful professionals.
in 2008 she took the magazine digital and launched
She is one of Africa's most inspiring and successful business women whom I personally admire.

Her Achievements include:
  • South Africa's Most Influential Women | 2012
  • Women in the Media | Vodacom Women in the Media | 2008
  • Alumnus of the year | Stellenbosch Business School
  • Most Influential Woman in South African Media | Media Magazine | 2003
  • Editor of the Year | AdVantage
  • S.A.'s Best Dressed Woman
  • Most Stylish Newsreader | Elle Magazine
  • Editor of the Year | Elle Magazine 
She holds the following under her stylish belt:
  • Non-Executive Director - Foschini Retail Group
  • Advisory Board Member - University of Stellenbosch Business School
  • Founder - Ndalo Luxury Ventures
    • Luminance Boutique Store
    • Destiny (Magazine)
    • Destiny Man (Magazine)
  • Managing Director - Ndalo Media
Ladies I present to you our very own Khanyi Dhlomo......................................
Inside her Luminance Boutique Store

Her Magazine Destiny

With Carolina Herrere Jr in her store, which stores high-end clothing and perfumes, e.t.c

With husband Chinezi Chijioke

And her Luminance Boutique