ON A PROFESSIONAL NOTE
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
My best ‘switch off’ strategy is… would you believe- gym, and of course spending time with my family and relaxing at a spa and having tea with my friends.
WHAT INSPIRES ME
The leadership qualities I most admire are… humbleness, originality, sincerity
The woman that inspires me is my MOM, Zainab Isaacs, because she continues to persevere and make a difference in the lives of so many having worked at the Red Cross Society for over 30 years and now owning her own business where she trains people in first aid and homecare.
My life’s motto is… There is no limit to what one can achieve, unless you limit yourself.
A MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN
I think the most significant barrier to female leadership is… trying to be someone else, and worse trying to fill a mans shoes. Women are nurturers and when applied in a workplace it’s amazing what you can accomplish.
The biggest challenge for the generation of women behind me will be… to define the role of women in the workplace as not equal to men but different and for men to acknowledge that a women’s role is far bigger than the office role alone.
My top three tips for women in business are…
- to be successful you must have a thirst for knowledge,
- Never drop your standards, know yourself and always deliver your best.
- Don’t be greedy, perfect what you do and your efforts will reap the right rewards.
LIVING A LEGACY
My personal message to the world is… Children are the living messages we send to a future unknown – we need to support their dreams, encourage their achievements and develop their minds, so they may be great leaders of tomorrow.
Mentorship is important to me because… it prepares me for my future self, offers me guidance and provides me with skills in areas I am lacking.
I believe support/giving back to the community is important because… it can provide a community with the necessary skills, basic provisions and passion to make a success of their lives despite their deprived/disadvantaged situation.
Something else I’d like to share is… No one has the power to dictate your life unless you give them that power. Live your life and challenge yourself to achieve your true potential.
For details and more pics of this look goto fashion post Pursuit of Elegance
Makeup: OnQ Makeup | Photography: Mohammad Rawoot
Interview from Spice4Life