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Inspiring Success Women’s in Construction

Inspiring Success – ProjectPro is celebrating the achievements of women and the important role they play in the built environment. Inline with our success series here are some of the views of our past delegates on our Construction Project Management Course regarding their success.

Radinka Mulder Inspiring Success – Senior AssociateWolff Architects (Pty) Ltd

Inspiring Success Radinka
  1. As a woman in a male-dominated industry what has been your sweetest success to date of which you are the most proud?

    [RM]  I would have to say knowledge. I come from a small Karoo town, went to study in Bloemfontein and then decided to move to Cape Town. I have been practicing architecture for almost 12 years. Through the years, I did courses to widen and update my knowledge in architecture, construction law, building regulations and project management, to name a few. Having knowledge empowers you. Does not matter if you are female or male. If you know what you talk about, people can see that. Your clients, contractors and consultants respect that. With knowledge comes earned respect. I am very proud of that.
  2. What is your most valuable (biggest?) lesson that you’ve learnt so far in your career?

    [RM]  It is okay not to always have an answer immediately. If you don’t know the answer, find out before you speak. This question relates so closely to both no 1 and 3.
  3. If you can give one piece of advice to a young, aspiring female wanting to enter the built environment…what would that be?
    [RM]  Always stay calm in all kinds of situations. Speak your mind (if you know what you are talking about). If you don’t know, ask and find out. And say ‘I will get back to you’. Don’t pretend to know if you don’t know.

Naledi Makoko Inspiring Success – Moleboheng Quality Provider (Pty) Ltd

Inspiring Success
  1. As a woman in a male-dominated industry what has been your sweetest success to date of which you are the most proud of?

    [NM] One of the biggest successes was starting my own company. I knew I had passion in the industry. I never thought  it was going to be easy because it’s a male-dominated industry. I studied Human Resources and my last position was Inland HR Manager.
  2. What is your most valuable (biggest?) lesson that you’ve learnt so far in your career?

    [NM] One thing that I have learned is that as a woman you have to work twice as hard to prove yourself. For me it was quiet easy because when I do something I make sure that I do not compromise the quality, and the fact that I always have been passionate about Construction made it easy for me.
  3. If you can give one piece of advice to a young, aspiring female wanting to enter the built environment…what would that be?

    [NM] Keep pushing hard, don’t let others convince you that you can’t BECAUSE YOU CAN.  We all have special gifts and talents… Use those to the fullest. As a young woman believe in your capabilities and business at the highest level. Always fight to deliver quality work and win without saying much.

Nolukho Matanzima – Managing Director Ivyve Mining (Pty) Ltd

Inspiring Success Lukho

Inspiring Success Lukho is one of the delegates who attended our Construction Project Management Virtual Class. Managing Director of IVYVE MINING which is a 100% black woman-owned business entity committed to social systems and innovation to champion the way in providing value to South African Mining Industry (SAMI).

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