I was taught the importance of networking while I was still doing the my in-service training at Hulamin and have seen my mentors at Element Six travel the world to sell business ideas and conclude business deals, that the importance of networking settled in me and became part of my dreams.
My interest in Foundry Technology grew when I was still at CSIR and became aware of the NFTN (National Foundry Technology Network) and learning more about the organization with one of the objectives being; increasing the global competitiveness of South Africa Foundry industry through the provision of appropriate services, in order to reduce import leakage and increasing local production and increasing investment in the sector.
I love challenges and having my horizons broadened. Seeing how foundry technology is the dominating aspect of the manufacturing industry and its effect on import and export rates, yet it is faced with so many challenges, I saw it as an opportunity to take up the challenge of being on the driver’s seat of improving South Africa’s economy.
This is a lifetime opportunity for me, it broadens my horizons by a possible lucrative network chain, adding another language to my vocabulary and being one of the women to leave a mark in the Science and Technology sector.