- Lebohang Mashishi owns Liyasibekela Trading and Projects, an electrification firm
- It's based in the Vanderbijlpark and has 3 full-time employees
- She has achieved success despite not studying math or science in high school
A young entrepreneur started an electrification business despite the fact that she didn't study math or science in high school.
33-year-old Lebohang Mashishi is the founder of Liyasibekela Trading and Projects, Sowetan reports. It's based in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.
She started it in 2013 after taking the bold step of quitting her previous job as a safety practitioner, Briefly.co.za learned.
Interestingly, her husband Matsi also runs his own electrification business. Together, they have three children.
Lebohang said she gained knowledge of electrification while working in her two previous jobs for over eight years. In addition, she has completed several short courses to boost her knowledge.
Emfuleni local municipality is one of Lebohang's major clients. It subcontracted her company to electrify RDP houses in 2014 and the Eldorado Hall in Sebokeng and in 2016.
She has created three permanent jobs and employs part time workers depending on the size of projects she gets.
One of the biggest challenges Lebohang experiences is that her field is male-dominated:
This industry is dominated by men and they do not like it when a woman gives them a run for their money.
However, she keeps her clients coming back by providing excellent service. The determined businesswoman is looking to expand her business even further.
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