HELLEN MABASA

Regional HR Director: Africa & Indian Ocean, Hilton Worldwide

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“My attitude is that you must always have a plan and a vision for your life. Over the years I have found this has helped me to stay on course, even in tough times.  It has also helped me to avoid falling into the trap of following other peoples’ plans for my life - I know that if you don’t have a plan for your life then someone else will create it for you! There is nothing wrong with following other people’s ideas, as long as they are in line with yours.

“In my daily work I have come to appreciate the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.’ I work with a dispersed team across Africa and Indian Ocean and our ability to collaborate even at a distance is key.

“As a career woman I think it is important to connect with other women to form strong networks. We have a lot in common and I think there are opportunities to build relationships and celebrate one another.”

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