HAPPY WOMEN’S MONTH

“Here is to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown

In honour of Women’s month we would like to take this time to highlight the influential woman in the Kiron team.


JEANETTE KRAUZE

Why did you choose a career in Finance and do you believe it was the best decision for you?

I chose a career in finance because I have always loved accounting since High School. It was definitely the best decision for me, I am never bored 😊

What advice would you give another female colleague wanting to pursue the same career path as you in Finance?

Hard work pays off, start at the bottom and work your way up the corporate ladder.

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

How strong and independent I am, despite my sweet and innocent look 😊


Jessica Scott

Many young women wish to become lawyers or compliance officers one day. What is one key thing that they should be aware of when pursuing a career in your profession?

While it is a very interesting profession, it’s definitely not as glamorous as it’s made out to be in the movies.

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

Is there a right way to answer this?!? I think we all deserve bragging rights for making it through the last few months!

What’s your guilty pleasure? (and no running doesn’t count)

Binge watching crime thriller documentaries.


Tando Moyo

What are you studying at the moment and what do you enjoy most about it?

Am studying IT Technician. What I am enjoying most about this course is that is so challenging and l discovering a lot of new things l had no idea about.

If you could read minds whose mind would you want to read first and why?

Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma. She a powerful woman,holding so many Degrees.she speaks more for woman n encourages woman to be more independent and use our hands to sustain a living,and against woman abuse.

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

I normally want to brag about being an independent single mother of 2 boys, and the journey of my studies, but l don’t.


Dominique Whittaker

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

I`m the first woman in South Africa to have a masters degree in Game Design.

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?

I flew to a new country by myself and didn`t have google maps to help guide me around haha.

What advice would you give a young man wanting to become a game designer based on your experience in the industry as a woman?

There are 4 things I`d advise any aspiring game designer to do:

  1. Make games, make lots of them and playtest them with anyone and everyone to see what works, what is fun and look for ways to improve your games.
  2. Play games, it`s easy to get lost in your own work but you need fresh perspective at times by examining and appreciating the work of other skilled designers.
  3. Network, making connections is very important in the games industry. Sometimes the difference between being successful and not, is solely based on who you know.
  4. Live and have experiences, as a designer you are creating experiences for other people to enjoy, and if you haven`t gone on adventures and experienced things yourself, your world of reference will be very small and the players you aim to connect with will feel it in your work.

Ronel Cronje

What is one key thing that you have learnt as a woman in your industry that you believe men in the same profession are unaware of? Do you believe this one thing gives you an advantage in your profession?

I have learnt to be authentic and not be afraid to be myself; being a successful woman in this industry is copiously dependent on being able to speak and act from a place that is authentically your own. This ultimately leads to others believing in your passion and mission.

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

I’m quite handy at DIY.

If you had to ask Zak what does Mommy do at work, what would he say?

At this age he has no idea, he only knows that my laptop=work=cannot play now.


Luandri Geldenhuys

Was your chosen profession your go too choice as a child? if yes or no, explain why and what you enjoy most about what you do?

No, watching a lot of CSI made me want to be a forensic investigator. I soon learned that it’s not as glorious or exciting as it seems on television, but programming in a way still allows me to solve puzzles without too much emotional trauma.

If your life was a movie, what three songs would be on the soundtrack?

  • In your house – The Cure
  • Sober – Tool
  • Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

I’m actually pretty hilarious!


Maggie Nel

Was your chosen profession your go too choice as a child? if yes or no, explain why and what you enjoy most about what you do?

Answer

No, I wanted to be vet as a child until I found out part of the job is to put them down. Also never planned on being a BA. I like the problem solving part of it and seeing your idea come to life.

What’s your favorite conspiracy theory?

Don’t really follow it, but if I have to choose it would be bigfoot. But I think it some old ranger living in the woods with no family and friends. He is the last of his tribe and to make the days less lonely he enjoys pranking hikers.

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

I can eat a whole pizza and still try to steal some from others…


Tina Cummins

What is your go to thing that you do each day to get your day started? especially while working from home?

I have a devotional time, I pray, and I have a 30 minute video call with my partner

What would you say to yourself if you travel back to 20 years ago?

Protect your heart and use wisdom when it comes to relationships. Trust God and not people

What is something about yourself you should brag about but usually don’t?

I love helping needy and poor people