Ms Talita Ferreira
Talita is a thought leader, entrepreneur, experienced Chief Financial Officer, board director of Human Resources, published author of ‘The Authenticity Dilemma Resolved®’ and speaker who has chosen to step out of 22 years in corporate business, to help leaders and businesses transform.
Working within globally established brands including KPMG, Investec and BMW, in England, Germany and South Africa, Talita developed her unique inspirational leadership approach. Talita is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Chartered Director and consultant with a career as CFO in the automotive and financial services industries.
She values ethics and socially-responsible business and believes in:
- creating supportive organisational cultures;
- respecting difference, fear and vulnerability;
- focussing on authenticity as an enabler for true diversity of thought and inclusion and
- fostering higher levels of acceptance for diversity and difference, for the benefit of all.
Talita is passionate about living in true authenticity and creating business environments that support and nurture individuals to live their greatest potential and passion every day. She helps organisations and leaders to lead in a more engaged, inspirational way to ensure future sustainability and continued growth. Talita’s vision is to create a collective of responsible leaders, responsible organisations and societal endeavours who promote and live the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals.
A small step for mankind, a giant step for CFO-kind
The two pinnacles for organisational success and great business leadership are executing strategy effectively and creating engaged organisational cultures. Underlying both these pinnacles are individual- and organisational purpose and a wider perspective on authenticity, cognitive diversity and respect for difference. Generally, CFOs don’t struggle with the analytical perspective and get behind the strategy with relative ease. A greater challenge for CFO’s, is the wider perspective on business collaboration and creating the ideal culture. Transforming and changing an organisation successfully for the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is even more difficult. Through her multicultural journey in the Automotive and Financial Services Industries, Talita will demonstrate how she managed to inspire and change her own more technical mindset to a more humane approach, helping to transform organisations, growing, developing and inspiring her team and leaving a lasting cultural legacy.