My career started at Johannesburg General where I studied nursing. Working both in general and high-care units, I was able to combine my natural nurturing skills with the ability to work under pressure. Having just got married, the hours at the hospital were not conducive to having a family of my own.
I moved to work in our engineering firm with my husband, a firm we had for over 21 years. Here I headed both Human Resources and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment facilitating staff during negotiations.
This is where I learnt to listen.