Welcome to the SmartPA team! Tell us about yourself?
Briefly summarised, I perceive myself as a paradoxically humble and ambitious individual. Whilst it is accurate to attribute my modest achievements to my resilience, hard work, openness to new ideas and ingenuity, I am mindful not to take all the credit for this. I am indebted to all the opportunities available for exploration.
I have a global worldview and identity: whilst I grew up in Zimbabwe, I spent most of my adult life in the UK where I further developed educationally and professionally. I hold an Honours Degree in Business Management and Diploma in Human Resources Practice with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). I also have considerable PA, Administration and Office Management experience in both the corporate world and the public sector. I recently moved to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Who is your hero?
I feel privileged to have lived during Nelson Mandela’s era. Whilst uncompromising on his rights, vision and values he taught the world that there are several ways of dealing with injustice, violence, anger and bitterness.
What does becoming a SmartPA Partner mean to you?
As a mum-to-be, becoming a SmartPA allows me to pursue my dream of fulfilling my motherly role whilst developing my professional repertoire.
Why is it important to have women in business?
The business world, as well as the social world, comprise of both men and women. The two groups have mutually inclusive skills set. Therefore, facilitating equal opportunities is not only an ethical agenda, but a recognition that women have a significant role to play – just like their male counterparts.
What do you think the world needs most?
Firstly, the world needs education: education gives people a critical perspective and understanding of reality. Secondly, the world needs integrity: integrity allows us to do the right thing even when no one is watching us. Lastly, the world needs love: love fosters tolerance, humanness and peace.