Welcome to yet another instalment of Womenomics.
Today, we have Tandiswa Mfubesi who juggles many roles while maintaining her fabulosity! She is an excellent cook, and her Instagram profile is culinary #goals (see below).
Tandz, as she is affectionately known by her clients, describes herself as follows:
I’m reliable, trustworthy, honest and a fair person who always strives to see the good in people.
What are some of your main passions and why are they important to you?
I’m very passionate about cooking, perhaps I should say anything that my hand finds to do I do it with all my might and I am very creative. A passion does not need to be important to you a passion is just that – a passion. Meaning it’s something that a day doesn’t go by without you doing the thing that you are passionate about, hence there’s a saying that goes: “do what you love or passionate about and you will never have to work a day in your life”.
Tell us about La perfect touch events?
La perfect touch events is a company that was founded in 2011. We specialise in events tailored to our clients’ needs. We delight in bringing our clients visions (big or small) to life.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m a Somatologist by profession, a wife, a mother and a lady who is running an emerging business. Juggling all these roles is never really easy, so a typical day for me is waking up, getting the kids ready for school, check my e-mails and go to work.
What are some of the challenges you face as a Somatologist?
Somotologists are predominantly female so I wouldn’t really say male Somatologists are treated differently than us because they are few and far between. Some challenges that we face as Somatologists in general, is that people look down upon our profession. They don’t know that we actually study and go through intense training to become Somatologists just like any other qualification or industry. They think we just wake up and decide that we want to be Somatologists and learn as we are go along, but that is not the case at all.
You’re a working mom and wife. Share with us how you find and maintain the balance between the various roles fulfil.
Juggling mom life and wife life: Time management is key for me even though it’s not easy.
What are your greatest accomplishments to date?
When I qualified to be a Somatologist, giving birth to my daughter and preparing my first formal quote; and actually executing the job and getting a feedback from a client that said “You totally exceeded my expectations.”
Where to from here for Laperfect touch events?
The idea is to not only do events on a small scale, the idea is to do any event whether a business is launching it’s product, or a business is opening a new branch. The idea is to just do events events, events.
What was the best financial advice you’ve ever received?
My mentor once said to me when you’ve done a job and got paid for it, it’s not you who got paid it’s the business that got paid. The money belongs to the business you just get a salary out of it and invest the money back into the business.
In your opinion, what are some of the barriers that prevent women from participating fully in their respective economies?
Sexism is still an issue in our society, especially from our male counterparts they always assume that it’s males that hold high positions and they get disappointed if it’s not. Also, women have to work 10 times harder to prove themselves.
It is no surprise that women still earn less than their male counterparts, while doing the same amount of work. Add to that, we take time off to raise and nurture children. Equality is long overdue! These challenges require radical solutions. What do you think is the first step in achieving equality in the workplace?
Equality will start with us in our homes. When we are raising our children (boys and girls), we will start off by not inundating our girls with house chores while the boys are idle or doing minimal tasks because by doing so; we will be sending a clear message of inequality. Trying to instill it at an older age is possible, but won’t be as easy. It will be like teaching an old dog new tricks. Most of the things that are wrong in our society can be rectified in our homes.
What is your favourite quote and why?
My favourite quote is “Build a house with a storm in mind”. I love It because it basically means that, you prepare for the worst; therefore you are never caught off guard.
Name a book you’re currently reading / name a book that made the most impact on you.
Umm… I probably do not read as much as I should, but at the moment, I’m reading ‘Volume Two Prayers that avail much’ by Germaine Copeland.
Favourite holiday destination.
One fun fact about you.
I laugh a lot!
Are you part of any social communities in your city?