FROM PACKER – TO AWARD WINNING ENTREPRENEUR.
Hirsch’s Ballito recently hosted their monthly women in business get together morning with a great turn out of local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from the North Coast and surrounds getting together to expand their knowledge and meet like-minded individuals. The guest speaker for the morning was award-winning business woman Indrani Govender who gave an inspiring talk about her long journey in business hoping to inspire those in attendance. Adding to the excitement of the morning, Indrani was awarded with the Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Achiever finalist award for the North Coast region!
Indrani is the single mother of two with her business Ricinz Construction providing construction, electrical and telecommunications services to public and private sector entities. With more than two decades of retail experience under her belt, she decided to venture into entrepreneurship after attending a women’s empowerment workshop. Indrani has won many awards over the years including the one that really stands out which is Shanduka National Job Creation Award for 3 years, which was presented to her by our President Cyril Ramaphosa, and now adding the Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Achiever finalist award to her belt.
“I worked in retail for 25 years where I started as a packer, saleslady admin, controller floor manager and then on to being a Manager,” said Govender. “At first operating in an industry dominated by men was somewhat intimidating. However, I was motivated to prove those who frowned upon me wrong by joining the NHBRC programme with GIBS where I emerged second out of 100 participating businesswomen,” she said. “I am determined to help young people, especially women. I have conducted empowerment workshops in rural areas where I impart my learnings to help create a pipeline of entrepreneurs and promote job creation.”
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0329467400 to find out when the next event will be held.