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“Women run better businesses than Men” – Wendy Appelbaum on Forbes Woman Africa “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde”



South African billionaire, Wendy Appelbaum joins Peace Hyde on another exciting episode of Forbes Woman Africa’s “Against The Odds with Peace Hyde” in a conversation about sexism and the challenges women face in the world of work and how women make better business decisions than men.



  1. Silent majority

    October 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Now lets imagine for a second a man saying that about women running businesses.

  2. J

    October 15, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    No women dont run better businesses than men neither do men run better businesses than women. WISE HUMAN BEINGS RUN BETTER BUSINESSES THAN UNWISE HUMAN BEINGS

    • Mark

      October 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Stop being ignorant. From the way you sound you’re likely a man and chose the vice versa route to absolve yourself of bias – scratch that, to absolve yourself of having a mythologically-infested mindset. There are loads of research that point to the fact that: More Women in leadership = More profit and increased revenue. So Wendy Appelbaum’s statement is an obvious fact. There are also research that emphasize that despite being at bottom of the food chain in funding, VCs that invest in female founders get more ROIs when compared with male founders. Its all on the internet. If you need links and send it to you in abundance. Stop being ignorant of facts. You are part of the reason why sexism and misogyny are supreme in Nigeria. Read read read. Not every time Facebook or Snapchat!

  3. yna

    October 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I’m female. I agree that women should have equal opportunities as men have, because they are humans as well- this is just so you understand how I view these matters.

    This statement is so wrong.
    I didn’t watch the video. Pure disinterest; Trusting that this headline is exactly what Wendy Appelbaum said, and it is not sensationalism to increase click rates.
    It is not gender alone that makes a person better at something.

    But this is 2017 and a lot of people seem to be using the gender talk to get popular

  4. Neil Strauss

    October 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    This woman is sexist! Let’s take a look at the biggest businesses and you can google who is running them. Facebook, Alibaba, Amazon, UBA, Zenith, GE, Walmart (the person running it not the owner o is what again? A male or female?), Dell, Apple and the list goes on and on.

    How many women have done built big businesses like this? Self made businesses? Is it not the same credit facility or venture capitalist mechanism that’s working for both male and female?

    If you check top 10 richest women in the world. They inherited the businesses from their already billionaire fathers or husbands. Only few built their businesses but majority of the top 10 richest men built their business from scratch so what are you saying?

    Women are shouting that there’s gender inequality among VC investors in Silicon Valley but google up Elizabeth Holmes. With her record, how many people will want to give other women chances and how many women are even seeking VC funds in the first place sef?

  5. marlee

    October 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    i love this woman, the best i listen to in a long time, apart from my strong, brave and caring mother offcourse.

  6. Mr Lawal

    October 16, 2017 at 9:04 am

    But Bill Gates is not a woman, Africa’s very own Dangote is not a woman also. I’m joking anyways! With side chicks and hanging out with friends, women will be more prudent with spending business’s money.

  7. LemmeRant

    October 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

    What kind of yeye article is this?

    This is how you women keep deceiving each other. This babe is not even close to being a billionaire. Her net worth is $259.3 million according to the richest-(dot)-com. and yes she also inherited a vast majority of her fortune from her father a business tycoon in shares (a man o, just want to point that out for those blind folks) liquidated them and built marginally upon it.

    Like I said women like deceiving themselves too much. Except for about 2 actual female billionaires on Forbes, all the remaining either came into money due to their husband’s death or their father’s but na them go they make noise pass.

    Even Beyonce sef, we never call am billionaire yet.

    As for the running businesses better part…. That doesn’t even merit a response.

  8. Dare

    October 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hmm, I think she is right, women are more efficient at taking complex decisions and multi tasking than men which are skills you need to succeed in business. Men just need to accept it and stop ranting!

  9. Manyo

    October 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I watched the whole episode and fromnher point of view I think whatbshenis saying correct. She run a business which was made up of an all woman board and she said it was the most expeditious decision making process she had ever seen. Given her dads success as one of the leading business men in South Africa I think she knows a thin or two about the difference and the strengths both men and women bring to the table in the corporate world.

  10. john

    October 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    @lemmerant the whole thing just tire me…now i understand why Female intelligence is highly celebrated because it’s very rare….just read their comments.. very stupid and delusional ….one even used a fake male id “mark” to cover her delusions…Fish brains!!.. the woman yapping her mouth even inherited everything from her dad and na them they make the loudest noise…tomorrow now , after the death of dangote, his daughter go dey give lecture on women power in business and how she made it with her female prowess….smh

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