Bridgett Majola, a Senior Associate in the Finance and Banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has been identified as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. The World Economic Forum is an International Institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. The organisation engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
According to the WEF, Global Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members' tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
"I'm excited to be recognized as a global change-maker with local impact.
Hopefully this means an opportunity to learn from other incredible like-minded people," says Majola.
The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.
Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship.
serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration.
This year, Majola was also listed on Mail & Guardian's annual list of top 200 young South Africans, which is described by the publication as "the premier collection of the leaders of tomorrow - and in many cases, today. In the same year, Bridgett was also selected as the participant representing the SADC region of the first course of China-Africa Young Legal Professionals Exchange Programme.
Bridget completed her LLB at the University of KwaZulu Natal and began her career in 2007 as a candidate attorney at Shepstone & Wyle Attorneys. After completion of her articles in 2009 she worked as an internal consultant at Investec Private Bank. In 2010 she was appointed as an associate at Read Hope Phillips Attorneys. Bridgett joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a senior associate in 2012. Bridgett currently specialises in project finance law, specifically relating to the finance, construction, operation, and maintenance of renewable energy generation facilities in South Africa.
Apart from practising law, Majola works with a number of youth-focused organisations that concentrate on the education, mentorship, entrepreneurship and leadership of South Africa's youth.