“When I filled in my application for this year’s Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) Woman of the Year Award, I didn’t imagine that I would get this far. I remember how I freaked out after my interview because the other finalists went in that interview room for more than an hour each and mine didn’t last more than half an hour. But with the support of my fellow Activators who kept encouraging me I pulled through. The words, “walk in there like a boss”, that fellow Activators Mzee Bhengu and Thando Mdokha had said to me kept echoing in my mind. And I also thought about what Mr. Musa Zulu had told us about his interview in Module 2.”, reflects Activator, Nolwazi Ntshingila after receiving her award at the prestigious MISA Gala event held in Gauteng on 13 November 2013.
The MISA Woman of the Year Award recognises women in the motor industry with the potential to develop beyond their current position. More than that, it recognises her contribution to others through community involvement, or simply by touching and enriching the lives of colleagues at work.
“I’ve been doing community work for a while now and if someone had wanted to nominate me a year ago I wouldn’t have accepted. I was a shy and reserved individual who lacked confidence. Thanks to ACTIVATE! for unleashing these hidden qualities, especially Intake 1 and the Durban team for the love and support. “, says an excited Ntshingila.
Ntshingila was nominated by a colleague and her application landed her the Regional title for KwaZulu-Natal after which she became a South African finalist.
“Seeing the smiles of the people I help gives me pure joy and hope in my heart and winning the SA MISA Woman of the Year award is just a cherry on top.”, says Ntshingila
To read more about the award you can go to the MISA website.