43 episodes

We created this podcast in order to celebrate the lives and work of people who have transformed communities, businesses, and the wider world, making a real difference in the lives of others. We call them "Difference Makers". Some overcame great personal adversity in their journey. They all showed the knowledge, perspective, skills and capabilities to lead, to achieve, and to make real change when it is needed most. Oh, and by the way... they are all Chartered Accountants! Find out more at https://www.charteredaccountantsworldwide.com

Difference Makers Podcast Chartered Accountants Worldwide

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We created this podcast in order to celebrate the lives and work of people who have transformed communities, businesses, and the wider world, making a real difference in the lives of others. We call them "Difference Makers". Some overcame great personal adversity in their journey. They all showed the knowledge, perspective, skills and capabilities to lead, to achieve, and to make real change when it is needed most. Oh, and by the way... they are all Chartered Accountants! Find out more at https://www.charteredaccountantsworldwide.com

    Young Difference Makers S2 E7 - Climbing Beyond the Ladder: Mishka Hajee's Quest for Community Progress

    Young Difference Makers S2 E7 - Climbing Beyond the Ladder: Mishka Hajee's Quest for Community Progress

    Have you ever met someone whose career trajectory embodies both resilience and a dedication to positive societal impact? Meet Mishka Hajee, a South African Chartered Accountant whose story isn't just about climbing the professional ladder; it's a narrative woven with integrity, strategic innovation, and a deep commitment to uplifting her community. From childhood dreams guided by community influence and mentorship, to the rigorous academic and professional journey of earning a CA(SA) des...

    • 9 min
    Breaking Barriers in Finance: Asma Shahbaz’s Journey to Success as a Chartered Accountant

    Breaking Barriers in Finance: Asma Shahbaz’s Journey to Success as a Chartered Accountant

    Meet Asma Shahbaz, a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan who's breaking barriers and transforming the financial landscape. In a candid conversation, Asma shares her remarkable journey from a determined accounting student to a respected professional in process governance and business ops risk at Mashreq Bank. Discover the pivotal role that family support and a strong sense of self-belief have played in her climb to success. From her foundational experiences with Standard Chartered Bank and Habi...

    • 34 min
    Young Difference Makers S2 E6 - From Medicine to Metrics: Mathabo's Ascent in Accountancy and Leadership

    Young Difference Makers S2 E6 - From Medicine to Metrics: Mathabo's Ascent in Accountancy and Leadership

    Imagine the career you thought you wanted taking an unexpected turn, leading you to uncharted territories that not only redefine your future but also impact thousands of lives. That's the journey Mathabo took, trading potential scrubs for financial statements, and we get an insider's look at her ascent to a pivotal role in accountancy. From Soweto to the chairperson of investments at Manowakas Providence Fund, Mathabo tells us of the grandmotherly wisdom and a fortuitous newspaper article tha...

    • 11 min
    Difference Makers Discuss Live - Scaling New Heights: Naomi Walsh on Breaking Barriers in Accounting and Championing Sustainability

    Difference Makers Discuss Live - Scaling New Heights: Naomi Walsh on Breaking Barriers in Accounting and Championing Sustainability

    Embark on a journey with Naomi Walsh, the trailblazing Vice President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, as she unveils her extraordinary ascent in the accounting world. Her story, a testament to tenacity and ambition, begins in regional Tasmania and ascends to international heights, with a career-defining role in the UK working on the Olympics. Naomi's candid revelations about overcoming gender bias, fostering confidence, and the power of global experiences provide a t...

    • 39 min
    Difference Makers Discuss Live - Charting Success and Sisterhood with Kovini Moodley

    Difference Makers Discuss Live - Charting Success and Sisterhood with Kovini Moodley

    From the comforting confines of Shelcross to the empowering platform of Boss Babes of South Africa, Kovini Moodley's journey is one rich with insights and heart.In a candid conversation, Kovini bares the soul of her transformative path, intertwining tales of mentorship's might and the vibrant prospects within the world of Chartered Accountancy. As we mark the joyous arrival of a newborn in our community, Kovini's narrative reminds us of the profound impact that support systems have on both pe...

    • 35 min
    Young Difference Makers S2 E5 - Liam Guthrie: Breaking the Mold and Saying 'Yes' to Opportunity

    Young Difference Makers S2 E5 - Liam Guthrie: Breaking the Mold and Saying 'Yes' to Opportunity

    When Liam Guthrie stepped onto the university campus, he was stepping into uncharted territory for his family. His journey from a numbers enthusiast to a strategic thinker in the accountancy world is nothing short of inspiring. On our latest episode, Liam, who shattered the mold of a traditional accountant, shares how his role transcends mere number crunching and evolves into the art of communicating financial intricacies to business leaders. This conversation is for anyone who beli...

    • 13 min

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