I am the Founder and CEO of the Epic Foundation (Empowering People in Crisis). The main focus of the Epic Foundation is to run projects and initiatives to support and empower survivors of rape and abuse, which includes our Comfort Pack Project, counselling and support groups, referrals for legal advice and court preparations, education and awareness campaigns and self-defence classes. As a rape survivor myself I am also a motivational speaker. We also have our Step-Up Project which is skills development for shelter ladies and lastly our Fairy Godmother Project which assist boys and girls with their matric farewell outfits.
Epic Foundation was registered in April 2013 (although I was running projects from 2010) and in June 2013 I received the Lead SA Hero of the month award. Besides all of this I also still work at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as their Global Mobility Manager. I have been with PwC for 25 years.
I am very excited about this nomination and do feel honoured to be a part of this incredible initiative alongside some amazing people. It is my passion to make a difference in the lives of others and I do this on a daily basis with the Epic Foundation. Being part of DMI gives me the opportunity to take this even further. To be in a position to acknowledge others and let them know they are appreciated is an important aspect to me. We have so many incredible people out there who goes out of their way to help and support others and they do not always get this acknowledgement and appreciation they deserve. The blue ribbons which are handed to these individuals to acknowledge them and to show them they are appreciated, is a massive step in the right direction and I salute DMI for making this possible.
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