"It’s a fact that women need to work a lot harder than men to be recognized. I have met a lot of women who complain about that, but you need to recognize the fact, embrace it and work harder to prove yourself.”
- Magda Wierzycka is the Chief Executive Officer at Sygnia Asset Management, based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has followed a remarkable entrepreneurial journey from Polish refugee to building an industry leading company in the traditionally male dominated finance and asset management field. With over 25 years in the field, Magda has been the Former Head of Institutional Business at Coronation Fund Managers and former CEO of the African Harvest Group Financial Services Experience. This self-made, gender-busting entrepreneur is today amongst South Africa’s richest women.