“Patience’s incredible story of her journey to recognition of her superpowers is an inspiration for all women and girls and not only those in STEM. With grit, determination, overcoming setbacks and taking risks, she succeeded in the male dominated mining industry and now shares her wisdom to help other women succeed. Unleashing My Superpowers is indeed a must-read book for every woman striving to succeed.”
Fulbright Scholar, Littauer fellow Harvard, Author of OWN-IT Your Success, your Future, Your Life, Canada
“This is an inspirational must-read as we all question what is our why? Patience has walked the journey in her STEM career and has shared with us what true grit to succeed against all odds means in the male dominated work environment of mining. She shares a deep passion for empowering women and closing the gender gap, and is making a huge contribution to a critical SDG. This book is a highly commendable read on gender equality, especially in male-dominated STEM related industries like mining. It is indeed a call to action.”
Professor Shirley Zinn
Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of JSE-listed companies and Executive Director at the Boston Consulting Group SA, Author of Swimming Upstream. South Africa
“Patience uses her superpower of storytelling to provide an inspirational but practical guide for all of us striving for Peak Performance! I know first-hand that she not only preaches and teaches the lessons she shares, she truly lives them. I am grateful for Patience, this project and book, and thrilled that so many will be touched and empowered by Patience and this extraordinary work.“
Shannon O. Pierce
IWF Fellow Alumni and 20-year Energy Executive. USA
Helena De Oliviera
IWF Fellow Alumni and Executive Transformational Leader. Canada
IWF Fellow Alumni and Human Resources Leader. Australia
“Unleashing My Superpowers is a fascinating book that gives perspectives on resilience and passion to succeed. If you have ever felt stuck and you don’t know how to navigate the complex male dominated workplace like mining then this is a must read!”
Non-Executive Director Clarkson plc and former Executive Head Anglo American plc. UK
Board Member, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Former Vice President for Gold Corp Resources. Canada.
diversity, equity and inclusion for everyone.”
Founder of Architects of Change Network. Australia
Professor Barbara Messerle
former Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and
Engineering, Macquarie University, Former Deputy-Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney, and visiting Professor at UNSW. Australia.
Harvard fellow, multi-awarded businesswoman, upcoming author Mandela’s Leadership Blueprint. South Africa.
“A useful and stimulating guide to building a career under trying circumstances.”
“Succeeding in a profession largely taken up by men is greatly to Mpofu’s credit, which she chronicles with an engaging, yet matter-of-fact tone. Learning how to get entry to and navigate within the C-Suite is a challenge for women, and Mpofu offers hope and help in that endeavor, elevating this book into an effective work of business self-help, rather than just a career guide. Importantly, this book is not just the perspective of one woman, but offers a comprehensive overview of achieving success in the workplace. Offering this guide to assist other women reveals her strong writing gifts and her admirable generosity in helping women succeed in male-dominated professional environments.”