In this episode of The Progression Puzzle, we welcome a very special guest, founder and managing director of Sisu Sports Management, Lindi Ngwenya.
Lindi has always been passionate about sports since her University of Cambridge days playing rugby for the school, however, it wasn't until later in her career that she summoned the courage to take the leap to found Sisu.
Throughout her career, Lindi has found the strength to make not one but two career pivots - moving from a British Army officer to a successful career in the city to finally living her passion managing her own company. In this insightful conversation, she analyses how her past has made her able and willing to make these adaptions.
Hosted by Michael Barrington-Hibbert, Lindi opens up about the successes she has achieved but also the setbacks she has faced to provide key learning points. From her honest reflection, she pieces together her personal progression puzzle of her journey from rising through the ranks of JP Morgan to growing a successful start-up. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone navigating the financial services world or planning to take the leap of faith to start their own company.
00:04 - Introduction to The Progression Puzzle
01:00 - Introduction to Lindi
02:23 - Lindi, tell us about Sisu and your role within it?
04:42 - What was the English women's football market like when Sisu launched in 2013?
08:23 - What does a typical look like for Lindi, managing director of Sisu?
10:53 - How has Lindi navigated the white male-dominated sports management industry as a black woman?
14:00 - Lindi's childhood attending Westminister School and the University of Cambridge
19:36 - Lindi's time in the British Army
24:26 - Lindi's decision to pivot towards financial services
31:36 - Lindi's decision to follow her passion and found Sisu
36:36 - The realities of the first years of Sisu
39:52 - The successes and obstacles Sisu has faced
45:48 - Who are Lindi's role models?
51:08 - Connect with Lindi
51:38 - Summary of the podcast
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