Rumbidzaishe Maisva, Womandla’s EXCO member and Quality Assurance Analyst at Open Box Software, shared her journey with young ladies as part of Women’s month.
Rumbi was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Women In ICT event held at College of Cape Town in Crawford, Cape Town.
She spoke about how her journey led her to IT and encouraged the younger girls in the audience which comprised of Grade 10-12 learners and some students from the college through her life story.
Amongst what she said to the girls was advice on how to enrich themselves by protecting their space and their time. To not allow negative energy in their space and to use their time in a way that they are enriched for the future.
She shared how her success story actually stemmed from failure. A failed module could have cost her her degree, but she turned that around to complete her degree and further her studies by doing her Honours – which fell short of a cum laude by 3%. The girls related so much to the story and reached out to her for more inspiration after her speech.
One of the young ladies even asked to interview her and she got the opportunity to ask her questions and find out more about her role in IT.
It sounds like not only the younger girls where learning from this seminar, Rumbi says she learnt so much too. The more experienced women in the field encouraged her to keep studying – acquiring international certificates and to keep hitting more milestones. Most of what they said was validation for what she is already embarking in.
Here’s to encouraging younger ladies to grow into empowered and confident women!