“Being a woman of strength and honour to me means not being afraid to be different, standing for what is right and living a life of service.” – Sibonelo
This month’s Woman of Strength and Honour is Sibonelo Hlalaphi. When translated from isiZulu her name means “example” and that is exactly how she tries to live her life. By exemplifying a disciple of Jesus Christ.
She believes “being a woman of strength and honour means not being afraid to be different, standing for what is right and living a life of service. I try to be this woman by following Christ and learning from the woman in Proverbs 31.
I wish more woman understood their own strength. I am married for just over a year now and look forward to growing my family when the Lord allows. I am learning so much about the many talents that I have as a woman that make me unique & valuable. I love surrounding myself with other strong and honourable women who inspire me to be the best version of myself.
I work as a business development officer at an NGO called Numeric, and I love my job as it allows me to live a life of service. My role is to raise funds for the organisation to continue to help young South Africans excel in mathematics and train the next generation of teachers. I started working for numeric in 2016 as a program manager, and one of my favourite parts of that role was seeing young faces light up when they finally understand a concept they had been struggling with.”
Go at it with all your heart, Sibonelo!! We are so inspired by you and are cheering you on from afar. Enjoy your free pencil skirt as a way to say thank you for who you are and for being an example us all, because you truly are.
Is there a woman who comes to mind when you think of a woman of strength and honour? Someone who displays this in their everyday life whether it be corporate, motherhood, school, or just even when they’re around friends or family. We’d love to feature them on our site and give them a free pencil skirt as a gift of encouragement to keep pursuing their mission.
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