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South Africa
Brenda is based in South Africa and works as a Senior Consultant for Cloudsmiths, the largest and most successful Salesforce partner on the African continent. She just gained 10 years of working in the ICT industry. She holds a Master of Information Technology in ICT Management degree from the University of Pretoria; a feat in record time, capping it off with a Cum Laude, despite the challenges in the wake of Covid-19. Hers is an interesting journey of a woman in ICT who changed her profession from SAP CRM to Salesforce while pursuing her Master’s degree. Over and above the Master’s degree programme she was also certified with a Salesforce Administrator and Service cloud within six months of starting her new role as a Senior Consultant. All these accomplishments in just under 15 months. She demonstrates how women can raise to greater heights in their professions. As a married woman and a mother of two infant girls she was able to balance work, university demands and family responsibilities. Furthermore, she has impacted young women in ICT from the places she has worked at, as a team lead.

Her Master’s dissertation was centered on career mentorship amongst IT and Engineering students, hence her passion for mentoring and reaching out to young girls in her community. From her studies, Brenda came to the realization that the need for career mentorship cannot be overemphasized. She is passionate about the need to coach and help young women in ICT to make career choices.