Meet Sihle Bolani
Ms. Sihle Bolani is an Organisational Culture Strategist who is focused on driving meaningful change in organisations through collaborations that seek to uncover gaps relating to transformation, diversity, inclusion, inequality and strategic communications with the aim of developing comprehensive programmes that result in value for employers, employees and workplace culture.
Although some progress has been made with regards to transformation in some organisations, aspects such as race and gender-based discrimination, pay inequality, recruitment processes, HR policies, company culture, language and symbols within organisations have not received an adequate amount of attention, which has resulted in a widening disconnect between employers and employees, increasing staff turnovers, increasing trust deficits and a steadily increasing spike in work-related stress, anxiety and other mental health-related concerns.
The key driver behind her work is her commitment to re-engineering workplaces and enabling the rise of healthy, conscious, equal and fair work environments that are safe for – and supportive of – all employees. In order to achieve this, honest and tough conversations must be met by deliberate, measurable action and commitment from leaders who value employee wellbeing and understand the relationship between employee satisfaction and business profitability.
Responsible leadership requires making responsible decisions. Ethical leadership requires operating ethically at all times. Compassionate leadership requires leading with compassion. And none of these can exist on their own or without intention.
Her clients are leaders in organisations who want to proactively charter a new course in organisational culture by creating environments that employees want to be in and give their best to because care and attention is given to every touch point that the employee has with the organisation, from recruitment, to policy development and implementation, to support and career development, to remuneration, experience, employee value propositions, empathy, flexibility and transparency.
In 2018, Ms. Bolani released her first book, titled: “We Are The Ones We Need: The War on Black Professionals in Corporate South Africa”, which peels away the layers of race-related discrimination in the workplace, lending her voice to a territory many are afraid to enter.
In 2020, her book was nominated for a South African Literary Award, recognising her accomplishments as a First Time Author. The second edition of her book is due out in February 2021, with new chapters that will include her observations from many challenges 2020 presented and amplified for Black professionals globally.
In 2019, she was inducted as an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society by the University of Cape Town Chapter. She was also profiled by True Love magazine as a Game Changer.
Through her platforms, such as Working While Black, her Youtube page, Konnekted with Sihle Bolani, her podcast, The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani, her Private Coaching and the Unheard Sessions: Working Women Worldwide, Ms. Bolani has been intentional about creating meaningful value for her audience that will empower them as they navigate the challenges they face in the workplace, including discrimination, pay inequality, racism, sexism, mental health awareness & destigmatisation, inclusivity, labour law-related matters as well as HR -related issues and concerns.
Platforms & Properties
We Are The Ones We Need
The Workplace Revolution
Konnekted with Sihle Bolani