A HUGE thank you from Fin24 to all the phenomenal women who made time in their busy schedules to write about the challenges they face on a daily basis in their work and family life, and who still manage to give time to others and realise their own dreams.
They’ve written about empowering themselves
, inspired their sisters to be the force for change
, shared their recipes for success
and given their opinion on pressing issues
facing the South African economy.
They find life a fine balancing act
and feel it’s about daring to take risks
, celebrating small victories
, being passionate about what you’re doing
, making sacrifices
to get to the top, mutual support
and never forgetting
where you come from.
Their stories resonate what we all experience at some stage of our lives, and they’ve shared valuable lessons we can employ to make our lives a bit more manageable.Lorraine Wagner
pretty much summed it up with the list of lessons she’s learnt:
• Your life will not have one path; it will have many. On each one you will learn something new. Learn that one thing.
• All your dreams don’t come true. Some do, some were never meant to be dreamt in the first place. So get over it.
• Read. Read. And read some more. It fills your mind with a world that is waiting to be enjoyed. Read and enjoy.
• Be grateful. Be thankful for every opportunity you are given. Life owes you nothing. Period.
• Don’t job hop for a few rand. The old adage “a rolling stone gathers no moss” is still true, despite what the experts say.
• People are people. They have bad days and good ones just like you. You are not the centre of the universe. Know that.
• Respect your co-workers. You need each one of them - including the tea girl and office cleaner.
Thank you for making Fin24’s Women’s Month campaign
a resounding success.
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.All the columns:
on all cylinders - Lizé Lambrechts, executive head of Sanlam Personal
with the flow - Glenda Noemdoe, senior operations manager for Metropolitan
female factor - Ngao Motsei, group executive strategic human resources of
to take risks - Kate van Niekerk, marketing manager of Norcros SA
or slavemaster - Jacqueline Allschwang, NLP coach and facilitator
Knowledge is power - Mimi Viviers, key accounts executive at Connection
and simple - Sandy Wilde, head of Sanlam icover
Does money matter - Jessica Pryce-Jones, CEO of the iOpener Institute for
People and Performance
Starting from scratch - Karen Short, founder and chairperson of By Word of
all in alignment - Anli Kotzé, general manager at Ladbrokes.co.za
it a team effort - Lulu Letlape, executive head of group corporate affairs
- Your date
with destiny - Anesu Machaba, executive
chairperson of Elah Capital
untraditional role - Adrienne Taylor is director of research &
stakeholder relations at Hypenica
learnt the hard way - Lorraine Wagner, communications officer for
the SA Bitumen Association
isn't like the movies - Judith Middleton, founder and CEO of DUO Marketing
up your fun factor - Marteen Michau, head of fiduciary and tax at Sanlam
your delivery plan - Jackie Carroll, managing director for Media Works
not about MBAs - Marilize van Niekerk, Roll-A-Gutter
in our hands - Zelna Oberholster,
of Funzelela Consulting
- V for Victory
- Karen Kelly, Xtreme Training Academy
balancing act - Managing director of MUA Insurance Acceptances
Small victories are sweet - CEO of Save the Children South Africa
in the clouds - Marketing manager at kulula.com
sky's the limit - Tsidi Luse, quality control manager at Lafarge's
the driving seat - Dawn Nathan-Jones, CEO, Europcar
your hands dirty - Sandra Burmeister, CEO of the Landelahni
like a woman - Wahida Parker, director of Equillore
tips for working moms - Glynnis Jeffries, head: business development
be an ice queen - Nicole Fannin, financial consultant at deVere
a force for change - Amelia Jones, CEO of Community Chest