Her life experiences, challenges and successes has afforded her many opportunities to grow spiritually and emotionally. She believes her journey, all be it ever changing, has evolved into a strong desire to be a mentor for woman.
She opened her school Incy Wincy College, at the age of nineteen years old. With determination and the support of her parents as business partners the school has grown significantly. If, not for the burning passion to make the school, work and dedicated staff, the doors would have been closed a long time ago. She is affectionately called “sister boss” by her team of eighteen staff members whom she says she calls family. She has fought through so much in her life and has still been able to successfully run the business for over two decades.
She however says that her most important role is undoubtedly being a wife and mother to her four children. Their love and support make her want to be and do better. Raising three daughters, and a son, she feels the deep responsibility to be an example. First to show her daughters, you can be whomever you set out to be and for her son to love and respect all woman.
She has a Diploma in Early Childhood Development and has also completed courses in Education Management at UNISA and Small Business Development at University of Stellenbosch Business School.
She also currently serves in two community organisations: The Sharing Hope Foundation and The Police Forum for Sector 2. As an Alumni of Stellenbosch Business School, she served as a mentor to business students over a period of two years. She is humbled and excited to be part of the FLC platform to be able to make a difference in the lives of business woman.
“I wish more women realised that helping another woman, win, cheering her on, praying for her, sharing a resource with her, does NOT take away from the blessings coming the to them. In fact, the more you give, the more you receive. Empowering women doesn’t come from selfishness but rather from selflessness” Selene Kinder