Since International Women’s Day, (which was the 8th of March 2019), I’ve been sharing one interview a day.
To celebrate them, I’ve interviewed the women in my life to share their perspective on things. I included parents, siblings, cousins, aunties and even friends.
It’s no secret that we live in a male-dominated global culture and women are often at the shorter end of the stick, especially when they are more than capable to do what men can do in society, and often more! People are people, regardless of gender.
The coin does flip both ways so I look forward to doing one for the guys too.
Today’s interview is with another hardworking career woman in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. She is such a beam of light and a force to behold. Many people around the world will know her as she works in tourism. Meet my fun and feisty friend Joy…
I am blessed to have a circle of phenomenal men around me which most people don’t. Men who often don’t make a final decision before actually seeking my point of view.
Interviews coming each day for a month so make sure to subscribe, options found to the right or in the menu above, (or at the very bottom on phone browsers).
I’ve asked all the ladies the same questions and this is what they had to say…
Current location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Born in: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Hiya Joy, what makes you a woman?
My children, the phenomenal women around me and the will power to keep on going, no matter what the obstacles are.
Who is one of the women you respect the most and why?
My mother. She is a tough cookie with a beautiful soul. She’s raised her children with so little and yet gave us so much more than any material thing could give anyone.
She is a gentle woman, and her ability to embrace everyone, even people who she has differences with is mind blowing.
If you were a man, what do you think life would be like as compared to now?
Life would probably be easy if I was a man because I wouldn’t have to work triple times to get the same respect and recognition from my peers and those one interacts with on a daily basis.
I wouldn’t have to jump through as many hoops as I have jumped through. Life would be different in the sense that I wouldn’t hold my children a little longer and enjoy the milestones and the “little” things which are little-big things to women and moms.
That said I appreciate and value being a woman as the challenges and double time we put in is worth the ride.
What do you struggle with most in life?
Taking care of everyone else and forgetting ‘me’ the bulk of the time.
What do you enjoy the most in life?
Meeting new people, which my job affords me all the time.
Learning, learning never ends. I am blessed with the fact that I get to enjoy what I do. The tourism industry is not only work, but play and the relationships forged and friendships acquired are for a lifetime.
One gets to travel the world without even going anywhere.
What one thing would you like to tell all the women out there?
Be your sister’s keeper. Fix another sister’s crown every time you get the chance.
What one thing would you like to tell all the men out there?
Value the women in your life and in general. Give credit where it’s due without the double standards, because even if the double standards are put to deter women, women are rocks and once they put their mind into doing something, they will do it.
What is your dream?
I have a lot of dreams…
To grow old and see my children flourish in life. To see women uplifting each other in life.
To grow my business network which has steadily grown and awesome contacts and referrals always coming.
I want to continue travelling and showing my children the endless possibilities this world has in store.
Anything else you’d like to add?
II am blessed to have a circle of phenomenal men around me which most people don’t. Men who often don’t make a final decision before actually seeking my point of view.
For that, I thank you because I don’t have to jump hoops anymore. That is huge and equally I have a circle of phenomenal women who not only support me at work but support each other’s children and families.
Thanks Joy xo
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