The 9th of August is Women’s Day in South Africa which commemorates the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. Morukuru Family is blessed with beautiful, bright and brave female colleagues and we celebrate our Women of Madikwe today and everyday.
What makes you unique? List your special skills and attributes and tell us how you tap into these in your work environment?
Rosemary Mnisi, Head Housekeeper: Honesty – I do not cover up my mistakes, I admit it and learn not to do it again. Communication skills and teamwork – I enjoy discovering each teammates skills, and highly motivated by a challenge.
When women work together, we can do powerful things.Do you agree with this statement and give us some examples of how you as a group of professional women work together to create unique guest experiences?
Esmaralda Leonard, Food and Beverage Manager: I could not agree more with this statement. Here at Morukuru we have a diversity of women who each contribute to guest’s experiences in their own unique way. What makes us women powerful is that we always have an extra hand to help each other. We life each other up, we help solve problems. Everyone is comfortable opening up to each other, that’s our strength. It’s called trust and trust can win a war!
Women’s month is also an opportunity to recognize other women’s achievements – tell us about a special skill or talent one of your female colleagues has that makes your job that much easier?
Ilse van der Merwe, Manager: My general manager Carri is like a mother figure here at Morukuru. She is always there to help you even if it is personal. She makes it easy to go to if I have any problems.
The word Ubuntu means “I am what I am because of who we all are.”Explain the importance of team work at Morukuru Family.
Victoria Graham, Admin Clerk: Work is an essential part of working at Morukuru, by working together we can exchange ideas and come up with creative ways of doing things and solving problems. Each staff member forms a valued piece of the Morukuru Family puzzle allowing us to create the best possible guest experience.
Women’s day is also about celebrating leading female achievers – which woman/women inspire you and why? Masego Molebatsi, Chef: My inspiration is my mother. Leader and friend within the youth at church. So filled with love, not just for her family but also for those who need love. A fair and loving woman, who has worked hard to give her children a better life than she’s lived. A woman willing to give her last to those who are in need.
Tell us about how you will be celebrating Women’s Day at Morukuru Family?
Deborah Lawe, Manager: I’ll spend woman’s day working, making sure my guests are comfortable and having a fantastic holiday with memories that will last a lifetime.
If you could choose to meet any inspiring woman who would it be and why?
Carri Linton, General Manager: JK Rowling to find out what inspires her to write her stories. I just LOVE Harry Potter.