Behind the scenes with Wendy Ackerman as she participates in a photo shoot for the making of the Forbes Africa August 2013 edition cover.
Video published on July 30, 2013 Source: Forbes Africa
FORBES AFRICA August 2013: Behind the scenes with Wendy Ackerman and Rapelang Rabana. Two women, worlds apart, agree: business is not for dreamers, but for those with the guts to stick it out. Wendy Ackerman has made a fortune from supermarkets over the last half century; Rapelang Rabana is at the other end of her entrepreneurial career—in the dynamic world of technology and communications. They prove that when it comes to making your fortune there is more than one way to skin a cat.
- Wendy Ackerman is one of the founders and an Executive Director of Pick n Pay Stores. Together with husband Raymond Ackerman she helped build up one of South Africa’s pre-eminent FMCG retailers, consisting of over 450 stores including 121 supermarkets and 14 hypermarkets. Operations are in food, clothing, and general merchandise sectors as well as financial services. The company operates throughout South Africa, southern Africa and Australia and employs around 49,000 people. Today, much of Wendy's boundless energy is devoted to her family's philanthropic endeavours and her personal work for the underprivileged.