Mo­lawa breaks gen­der bar­ri­ers

Vuk'uzenzele - - Yoguetnhefroaclus -

STEREO­TYPES and lim­i­ta­tions have no place in the Air Force es­pe­cially with a woman in

Bar­rier-break­ing achieve­ments

Al­though Lt Col Mo­lawa’s ca­reer has been char­ac­terised by a se­ries of bar­rier-break­ing achieve­ments, she said ris­ing up the lad­der is within any­one’s reach, re­gard­less of gen­der or race.

“Ap­par­ently I am the first black fe­male to com­mand an air force base. In the air force, from the be­gin­ning, we are not treated dif­fer­ently. We all do the same army train­ing, the same pi­lot train­ing, we don’t get spe­cial treat­ment,” pointed out Lt Col Mo­lawa.

She high­lighted the sim­ple truth that gen­der stereo­types and lim­i­ta­tions have no place in the air force or the army.

Lt Col Mo­lawa ac­knowl­edged that there were chal­lenges in com­mand­ing peo­ple who come from dif­fer­ent back­grounds.

“I’ve only ever worked with men for the most part and so I’ve learned to han­dle the chal­lenges that come with work­ing with men. But through­out my ca­reer in the air force, I’ve been pre­pared for that,” she said.

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