• Inspiration,  Leadership

    The Women’s Chapter Network – What it taught me

    On my exit interview yesterday( 28/03) , I was asked to share low lights and highlights of my IQbusiness career experience. So many highlights stood out for me , Agile academy, setting up 2 Cyber academies, changing lives , but the one that made the most difference to ME was the Women’s Chapter Network. I was invited to be a part of this pilot program almost 18 months ago and now running my own chapter within IQ with a wonderful partner and 8 young women within my chapter. Contrary to popular belief, this is not book club or a man hating club.  The purpose of the WCN is to ultimately get more women into…

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle,  Momlife

    What I know for sure …

    I guest wrote this as a piece for during August 2017 for women’s month.  https://puddingfaceweb.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/five-fab-ladies-featured-for-womens-month/ I met Thozama as a colleague at PPS in 2015. She was a ray of sunshine in the office and the only way to describe was her: “she owned it”. Everything about her was gorgeous and a fashionista of note.  A colleague relationship that turned into a friendship and for this I am grateful.  We have shared many wonderful memories, lunches, party notes, fashion tips and fitness tips. Yes I learnt about ruby woo from Thozi’s! I often get asked: How do you do it – the working mom / life balance? Every single day…

  • Inspiration,  Leadership

    Why you need Coaching & Mentoring @ the workplace

    What does this really mean ? The key difference between coaching and mentoring is that coaching is a formal , short-term, task based relationship and mentoring is a long-term more informal kind of relationship. It is important to have these relationships throughout your career. You will need them for career building, leadership growth, skill growth, as you step up the corporate ladder. I have been fortunate to have acquired these skills formally and have also mentored a number of graduates. The best advice I can give you : It is important to build your network inside your organization, as well as outside.

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle,  Technology & Digital

    Why I quit Facebook

    A few weeks ago, a post appeared on my FB timeline from a friend about being productive without the app. So I decided to put this theory to the to the test and see whether it was true. With information coming at you in every direction ALL the time, I was start to feel a bit bombarded and overwhelmed and decided some spring cleaning was in order. I used all my free time to ‘catch up’ and was constantly checking what was happening and when the notifications appeared , an OCD part of me needed to get rid of it and who’s birthday I have missed. Idleness was uncomfortable. It…