Leading The Conversation

A thought leader, as defined by the Wikipedia is: “A thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. Thought leaders are commonly asked to speak at public events, conferences or webinars to share their insight with a relevant audience”. 

BYM has a vast Alumni network of some of the smartest people. The delegates are professional that have ranged from: doctors, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, business-people, corporate employees, to those that didn’t need a degree; but all of whom have been able to have a positive impact on society. BYM’ers are outspoken and very opinionated; they will speak up when things are not right and drive the conversations that are impacting society to come up with practical solutions. We take an African based approach, as we have a deep understanding of the context of the continent’s issues, while embracing its diversity.

BYM’ers have been involved in some of the most difficult conversations in recent years, for example, fees-must-fall and gender-based-violence. BYM’s thought leadership is encompassed in this quote by Denise Brossaeu, a lecturer at the Stanford Business School :”Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas”.

If you would like to have a thought leadership discussion with BYM, please contact us on info@bym.co.za or use the ‘Contact Us’ form on the site.