Magazine Editor, Danielle Weakley started a website to help South African women benefit from the growth of female-focused career platforms around the world, such as women-only conferences and networking events.Go Hustle provides a wealth of advice on career development, health and wellness and money management. Users sign up for free and can access information about job opportunities, internships and networking events.
According to Weakley, the career space, from a content and networking point of view, has always been a male-dominated space.”It never felt like an accessible space for a young girl starting out and seeking information and inspiration. We wanted our platform to be wholly feminine – inspiring young women by profiling women they see in themselves, but also giving them sound, workable advice and not talking down to them,” she said.
Khanyisa Mabala, a quantity surveyor who has been profiled by Go Hustle, is passionate about the growth of young women, especially in the male-dominated construction industry.“I am most passionate about seeing young women grow in my industry. It’s amazing to see the great strides and spaces women are taking up in the industry. It’s even more amazing when you’re afforded the opportunity to contribute towards that growth,” commented Mabala.
She advised young women who are hoping to become successful entrepreneurs, to find work that best suits their personalities and matches their values, to study maths and science at school and pass both with at least 60 per cent, to find someone in the industry to help you with the job-seeking process, to put themselves out there by attending networking events and engaging with industry insiders and to establish their profile’s on social media platforms.