Get U Noticed is proud to be associated with this team. It’s wonderful to watch this project growing and glowing – and setting an example to powerful business women around South Africa who have the capacity to take the bull by the horns and get something similar set up in their neck of the woods!

Hirsch’s Umhlanga recently hosted their ladies networking morning with local business women coming together to network, exchange ideas and listen to the Guest Speaker, who this month was entrepreneur and creator of the Femme Forte project Jacqueline Pillay. Jacqueline motivated the ladies with her story of how she resigned from a mundane corporate job to founding her thriving construction and maintenance business , Jasjian construction, and how she managed to crack it in a male dominated industry. She also spoke about her true passion, women’s empowerment and job creation, and how it has changed her life. The Femme Forte project, a skills development upliftment project for women in the Chatsworth community was started earlier this year by Jacqui, taking in unemployed women and offering them training in catering, sewing, bead work and agriculture.

At the end of her talk, Jacqui gave the ladies boards to write down their motivation and how they would give back to the world. Jacquie was recently made a finalist in the Margaret Hirsch Women In Business Achiever of the Year awards to commend her for her success in business and the fantastic work she is doing for the community.

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