Terry Volkwyn is the CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, a position she has occupied since 2002, and the leading force behind Lead SA, an initiative that seeks to mobilise an active civil society. Under her leadership, Primedia Broadcasting – which owns four of South Africa’s leading commercial stations: 947, 702, CapeTalk and Kfm – has grown tenfold.
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With Terry at the helm, the company established and integrated Eyewitness News, an independent, innovative news brand into all four stations. She also launched Prime Talent, an internal talent management agency.
Terry currently serves on the Primedia Group executive committee and accepted an appointment to Kaya FM’s board in 2009.
She is a previous recipient of the coveted Boss of the Year Award as well as the Woman of the Decade in the Media Award and is regarded as one of the most influential women in media today.
Terry’s purpose is to make a difference by developing people, especially women, to their full potential. Everything starts with the people.
Her greatest accomplishment was bringing to life the Lead SA campaign, and what she still needs to accomplish is to start something completely new . . . watch this space!
Terry’s message to Inspiringwomen subscribers: “Just because you can’t see where it is going is no reason not to start. Women should trust their intuition and believe in themselves.”
Terry, we salute you!