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Hirsch’s Homestore Ballito recently held their popular ladies networking morning with guest speaker Cheryl Mackinnon. Cheryl is the Principle Partner for PDA International in KwaZulu-Natal and consultant to many of South Africa’s leading companies. As a businesswoman, she has devoted the last 10 years to driving organizational engagement through people solutions. With a purpose to enhance and grow the engagement of people in organisations with an on-going realization of their true potential. Commented Cheryl Mackinnon “If we are to get the best from individuals who interact with us, then we must understand how they behave and adapt our behavior accordingly.”

Adding to the excitement of the morning, Margaret Hirsch announced Janine Cloete as the Margaret Hirsch woman in Business achiever of the year finalist for the month. “Janine who has over 16 years’ experience in the Building & Construction industry through her business Specifying Solutions, has a unique value offering through her website which has become a go-to resource tool for building professionals when looking for finishes for their projects.” Commented Public Relations Officer for Hirsch’s Ballito Shane Spencer who handed over the award.

Margaret who has won many awards over the years commented on the reason behind her starting the women in business competition, “Winning these awards has been wonderful – both for Hirsch’s and for me personally, and I would like to see this happening to other women in business. As women, we tend not to be assertive enough. There are so many fantastic women out there who are not coming forward to be acknowledged for their contribution to the business world, and I would like to encourage them to come forward and enter the competition or nominate a friend or business owner who they would like to be recognized for this award and if you think you are a successful businesswoman don’t be too shy to enter yourself!” she said.


These events are held monthly, contact to find out more information on the next one!

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.