Radiant Lady Obtains Master of Engineering Despite Being Told Field Was Not Aimed at Women: “How I Retaliated”

Radiant Lady Obtains Master of Engineering Despite Being Told Field Was Not Aimed at Women: “How I Retaliated”

  • A fierce young woman has silenced her haters by bagging her Master of Engineering degree from the University of Johannesburg
  • Accolade Tiisetso Motlhabane was doubted by some who claimed the field she undertook was not aimed at women
  • But despite the naysayers trying to get her down, the strong, beautiful woman overcame her challenges, coming out victorious with a postgraduate degree

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A strong woman has taken to LinkedIn to celebrate completing her Master of Engineering course at the University of Johannesburg.

A lady is excited about obtaining a Master of Engineering from the University of Johannesburg
Accolade Tiisetso Motlhabane is thrilled about being a master's graduate. Image: Accolade Tiisetso Motlhabane/LinkedIn.
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Accolade Tiisetso Motlhabane overcame doubt and naysayers who tried to convince her that the field of science was not for women.

The lovely lady looked like a flame on her graduation day and posted some memorable photographs on social media.

Along with the snaps, Accolade opened up about the importance of self-belief, with the wise woman noting the significance of ignoring the haters.

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The stunner’s post read:

"Science and technology are not for women. This is how I retaliated when I heard those words. A whole Master of Engineering.

She then quotes American engineer, Mae C. Jemison, who said:

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, creativity, or curiosity. It's your place in the world. It's your life. Go on and do all you can with it. Make it the life you want to live.”

Her words hit home for many LinkedIn users, who didn’t hesitate to wish her well for the accomplishment:

Warren Zandberg said:

“Well done, young talent.”

Nimrod Pooe added:

“God is great. You are a star.”

Thabiso Thabane reacted:

“Awesome. Well done, Accolade.”

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In a similarly inspiring story, Briefly News also wrote about a mom-of-three who was on cloud nine after bagging her PhD from UCT. During her candidature, Sisanda Nkoala juggled being a mom, wife, and lecturer at CPUT. The newly minted doctor uses her position to support young women of colour who are aspirant researchers. This strong woman has big dreams and hopes to become a rated professor in future. She has so much to offer the world of academia.

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