Making it in a male-dominated field

INDIAN women in veterinary science were seldom heard of prior to the year 2000, especially at an Afrikaans dominated university. But therein lies the innate power of women, to push through any wall.

It is possible for women to accomplish anything with a clear vision, dedication and the will to carve out their own path. I have used these inspirations in my adult life as an entrepreneur.

One of the realities of business (and life) is that there are bad times as well as good times and you need to know how to deal with both.

Starting any business is very daunting for a young woman in a field that was once male-dominated. There were always hurdles and still are.

But if you push through that feeling of taking risks, really amazing things can happen. So don’t just commit to the sprint, commit to the marathon. Therein lays your destiny as an entrepreneur.

Surrounding yourself with people who are going to lift you higher should resonate with every young and ambitious woman. So make sure to choose your company wisely. No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. Remember, your profession is not what brings home your weekly pay, your profession is what you’re put here on Earth to do, with such passion and intensity that it becomes spiritual in its calling.