A deep-seated passion for the respect and protection of women and human rights enables me to work wholeheartedly for the betterment and improvement of people’s lives despite all challenges, hardships and difficulties that I frequently encounter both at individual leadership level.
Learning how to be calm when disrespected is a superpower that propels me forward in doing the work that I have to do towards achieving set goals.
Over the years I have learnt that I cannot make people value me. All I can do is show them who I am, what I am capable of doing, what I feel and what I believe in. It is up to them to realise and appreciate my worth.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that: Sometimes even if your worth hits people in the face , they don’t see it. Hence, I draw a lot of strength and encouragement from those who positively appreciate my efforts and contribution and lessons from those who do not- they challenge me to be a better and seasoned person as well as leader.
In all that I do, I never forget to love myself, appreciate myself, grab opportunities and strategically deal with threats and challenges.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed by home and work pressure. It is no easy to juggle the different roles of motherhood, trader, community and organisational leader. I get exhausted, shed tears and yet I always put my boxing gloves back on and keep fighting.