You need to unlearn some things to get ahead in your career

Racey Muchilwa

Racey Muchilwa, the Head of Novartis Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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What you need to know:

  • The approach I have in life is, no matter the experience, whether good or bad, you learn something from it.
  • I have been fortunate to have good mentors, coaches and managers who believed in me even when I did not.

Racey Muchilwa is the Head of Novartis Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), leading 46 countries. She is also the recipient of 2020 Leading Women Awards by World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), for exemplary leadership during the Covid-19 crisis.  She is the first African female leader to win such an award. 


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