One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
By Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 September 2012
Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.
The Wits Business School Journal celebrated it’s 30th edition by naming 30 influential women in the media, banking, political and mining industry. Apart from being on the Wits top 30 list, Prof Zinn also received other prestigious awards, including a Topco media award for Top Woman in Business and Government and Top Executive in Corporate South Africa.
Prof Zinn obtained a doctorate in education from Harvard, as well as degrees and diplomas in education and psychology. She began her career as a teacher in the Western Cape and went on to lecturing at the University of the Western Cape. She moved into training at Southern Life and from there gained impressive experience in human resources.
Prof Zinn is renowned as one of South Africa’s top human resources experts for being head of human resources at Standard Bank South Africa and the deputy global head of human resources for the Standard Bank Group since 2010. In addition to the role she played in human resources, she is also responsible for Group corporate social investment, as well as the transformation portfolio. Her experience and expertise were also acknowledged in 2005 when she was general manager of human resources at the South African Revenue Service.