Starting small to succeed – two inspiring women with a bright future


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On the 8th of March every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day, an opportunity to recognise all the inspiring and resilient women across the world. In this week’s episode, we interview two of our own colleagues: Dimakatso Makinta and Sebenzile Sibisi. These incredible women have both overcome huge challenges to get to where they are today. We chat with them about the many obstacles they faced growing up, and the challenges they experienced trying to break into the job market to start making a living.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Coming from humble beginnings, learning emotional maturity and learning how to look after themselves from a young age
  • How sometimes you must choose between a R5 (33c) taxi to school, or a 40-minute walk each way so you can buy bread for your family
  • Recognising the importance of education in order to break out of the poverty cycle
  • The challenges they experienced getting a tertiary education and how a R4000 monthly salary ($260) can help you get into the job market
  • How you don’t need to have technical training or experience to make it in the world of cybersecurity
  • Advice for other women in tech and in general

About Phishy Business

Fed up with the same old cybersecurity stories? Come with us on a journey that explores the lesser-known side. Whether it’s social engineering, taking criminals to court or the journalists hunting down hackers — our new podcast series, Phishy Business, looks for new ways to think about cybersecurity. Mimecast’s very own Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffery are joined by guests from a range of unique security specialisms. Each episode explores tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe. For more tales of risk, reward and ridiculousness, subscribe to Phishy Business on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor or wherever you get your podcasts.

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