THERE SEEM TO BE A LOT OF WOMEN ENTERING THE TECH-ENTREPRENEURIAL INDUSTRY. DO YOU THINK IT IS EASIER NOW
outside Pretoria. This led to a partnership with Telkom SA where technology was employed to deliver the training to learners at these newly formed campuses. Soon after, Telkom offered me a position within its corporate customer division. It was a great starting point and a springboard for many highlights to come. and a wife, I do believe that society needs to encourage people to challenge traditional notions and recognise the contribution that every individual, male or female, can make to the workplace. The best advice for anyone is to follow your dreams and work hard at them. For women in particular, I would say don’t let anything or anyone hold you back. I base my life on the “CSR” principle, which stands for competence, sincerity and reliability. If you apply and display these values, you will achieve success personally and professionally. In 2000 I worked as a temporary educator, housekeeper and hairstylist, and had begun to forget my dream of going to university. I was studying at Nongoma FET doing an N4 certificate in public relations, but one month I didn’t have money for bus tickets to travel between Ulundi and Nongoma. I hitchhiked and one of the drivers who picked me up was a young black female engineer. She told me the story of how she made it, and six months after meeting her I registered as a first-year student at the University of Zululand. She didn’t change my circumstances, she changed my perceptions of my circumstances, and that was the break I needed.