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Women Heroes, Winning Mindset, and Recognition: Nishana Singh’s take on Women’s Month

After completing her articles in external auditing, Power Woman, Nishana joined the RCL FOODS team in the Internal Audit department, as a Senior Internal Auditor, focusing on Rainbow Farms and Vector Logistics. Over the last 13 years, she has grown from strength to strength, through Group Sourcing to Procurement Excellence Manager, where she continues to do MORE for RCL FOODS.

She has made such a strong impact on RCL FOODS that earlier this year, she received recognition from our CFO Rob Field, and CEO Miles Dally for her contribution on reporting which has created immense visibility and exceptional insight to business around Group Sourcing, Procurement and  BBBEE. She attributes her success to her strong supportive network. “I have been blessed to have great support from a number of strong women around me, in the form of my mother, mother-in-law and sister-in-law,” she said, adding that “the female bond is very powerful and when women support other women, incredible things can happen.” Being in Women’s Month, Nishana has been reflecting on her career and women in the workplace. “I’m proud to be a woman because we go through so much and deal with so much but still remain stronger than ever.” Over and above her support system, Nishana draws inspiration from New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. “She became the youngest female head of government,” she explained. “I don’t know if anyone has seen the picture of the historic moment of her, holding her baby at United Nations General Assembly for World Leaders, and when she was about to deliver her speech, the baby was handed over to her husband. This moment speaks volumes. She just proves that women can remain in leadership and give of their best, no matter what hat they are wearing but at the same time, they can be their genuine, authentic and vulnerable selves.” Women in leadership is a cause close to Nishana’s heart. She said that a woman’s ability to balance a career, household matters and parenting make her the ideal leader, able to adjust rapidly and find real-world solutions quickly. She added that having more women in leadership is one of the most powerful ways to overcome the misconceptions and barriers that women face every day. “The power of role models cannot be overlooked. Regardless of a person’s gender, all people need someone who will guide them to progress in their careers,” she said. Considering the many hats women can wear and the value that they add to life in general, Nishana believes that this Women’s Day, one of the best things we can do to show our appreciation is say ‘Thank you’. “This is the opportune time to say ‘thank you’ and recognise the women in your team or organisation for their hard work and dedication,” she said, adding that a virtual coffee morning to honour them would go down well. We leave you with Nishana’s Mantra for success: “I am a winner, and even if I face a setback, winners don’t ever give up – they get back up and try again.”   Captions LinkedIn Nishana Singh, Procurement Excellence Manager, has been part of RCL FOODS since 2008. Since then, she has come to learn a thing or two about being a woman in leadership. “I’m proud to be a woman because we go through so much and deal with so much but still remain stronger than ever.” Read more on Nishana’s inspirations, outlook, and success here: [Link] #RCLFOODS #WomensDay #SouthAfrica #RoleModels #WomenAtWork   Facebook Nishana Singh has been part of RCL FOODS since 2008. Since then, she has come to learn a thing or two about being a woman in leadership. Read more on Nishana’s inspirations, outlook, and success here: [Link] #RCLFOODS #WomensDay #SouthAfrica #RoleModels #WomenAtWork     Instagram Since joining RCL FOODS in 2008, Nishana Singh has come to learn a thing or two about being a woman in leadership. Read more at the link in our bio this Women’s Day. #RCLFOODS #WomensDay #SouthAfrica #RoleModels #WomenAtWork