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MOPSY Strategic Advisors making empowerment meaningful

3 May 2017 12:40 PM
The independent consultancy, founded by Mpho Sedibe, is dedicated to translating BBBEE legislation into real economic value.

Mpho Sedibe is the founder and managing director of MOPSY Strategic Advisors a niche BBBEE consultancy that does strategy, programme design, execution.

She explains that MOPSY is dedicated to translating BBBEE legislation into real economic value on both sides of the equation in the workplace.

Sedibe came from a management consulting background at McKinsey when she decided to take a break to think about her future.

I just got to a point where I felt like what I was doing didn't really make a difference... I don't want to die one day not having a narrative that speaks the to value that I added in other people's lives.

Mpho Sedibe, founder and MD of MOPSY Strategic Advisors

When I took my gap period, I kept telling myself that I want to do something that actually makes a difference in the lives of people.

Mpho Sedibe, founder and MD of MOPSY Strategic Advisors

Sedibe explains that she founded MOPSY as a response to the growing need for tailored BBBEE solutions and strategies with real impact.

She laments how many firms design strategies and programmes that advocate fronting without actually empowering black people in a meaningful way.

The sad thing about legislation is that it doesn't incentivise impact, it incentivises compliance.

Mpho Sedibe, founder and MD of MOPSY Strategic Advisors

People were just buying [BBBEE] points, and I wanted to be part of the actual solution-driving.

Mpho Sedibe, founder and MD of MOPSY Strategic Advisors

The first thing: I ask my client what they want to achieve in terms of impact before asking what their aspirational BEE level. Because very frequently those two things aren't related.

Mpho Sedibe, founder and MD of MOPSY Strategic Advisors

Sedibe says she is personally invested in realising economic empowerment and the growth of small business, and believes that she was called for entrepreneurship.

She unpacks a how she works with her clients and legislation and how she helps different companies define transformation for themselves.

Take a listen to her entrepreneurial journey:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : MOPSY Strategic Advisors making empowerment meaningful


3 May 2017 12:40 PM