Dr. Liziwe Masoga
Senior Vice President and Chief People OfficerCompany: Massmart Holdings
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
What are the SDGs and What Do They Have to Do with DEI?
Dr. Liziwe Masoga is a seasoned executive who has worked in retail and financial services industries during the past 25 years. She is passionate about inspiring people to be their best and build resilience, and using her influence to address societal challenges such as youth unemployment and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the past decade, she has positively contributed to driving transformation in the organizations in which she has worked. Liziwe has had several speaking engagements through conferences, seminars, and roundtables. Her ability to use storytelling in addressing complex and sometimes sensitive topics makes her relatable.
An organizational psychologist by profession, Dr. Masoga holds a doctorate in consulting psychology. She also completed an Executive Development Program through Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in London. It is this combination of sound academic rigor and a successful corporate career at executive levels that makes Liziwe a sought-after executive, academic, speaker, coach, and mentor.
She is senior vice president and chief people officer at Massmart Holdings, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cape Town. She is an expert panelist for the 2021 edition of the GDIB (Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks). Liziwe is a director of City Year (SA), a youth service organization founded in 2005 with the aim of reducing youth unemployment through offering opportunities for young people to serve by supporting disadvantaged schools with after school support programs.
Liziwe was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, and understood at a young age that education was the only way to beat the odds stacked against her and other people of her generation. She is married with four children and the family loves traveling, music, creating memories, and enjoying new experiences.