BETSY INGS

Founder and managing director of both Siyaloba Training Academy and Tradelane

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Been there: Raising awareness to the plight of commercial fishers and their families. Lobbying industry, government, companies, fishers and communities facing slander and rejection. Realising that even when you want to do good you still have to sell the concept to everyone especially the beneficiaries.

Done that: Being a wife, mother and granny whilst I can celebrate being an accomplished business woman.  Meeting Democratic Candidate, Hilary Clinton, the then American Secretary of State, who will shortly be the first female president of the second biggest democracy in the Western Hemisphere. I am glad that I’m a woman- I laugh and love easily, I have huge courage!  Moaning and discontent comes naturally to me! These  instincts led me to business first the fishing industry ( making a difference in over 25 000 fishers and their extended families lives) and then onto Women and Youth Entrepreneur Development engaging with  the back bone and foundation of our precious country.  I decided to cultivate my discontent and this became the driving force that made me search for the dream I had for myself and others in business and society.  In hindsight I realized that complacency never brings change or growth.

Watch out: I have decided to be part of the solution and to engage in the privilege space we fill in society. Women CONTROL  $ 20 TRILLION consumer spending- 83% of All consumer purchases –  89% of Bank account decisions –  67% Household investment decisions. There is an urgent need to foster leadership, confidence, and assertiveness in women in larger society and communities.

Quote: “Forget about "China, India and the Internet - Economic Growth is driven by Women."  Betsy BBT (Born before technology)

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