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Alinah Magoro

Name: Alinah Magoro

Alinah Magoro

Alinah Magoro

Designation: Marketing Assistant

Company: Mustek Limited

What do you do every day? My days are never the same. I’m responsible for driving respective brand goals within a multi-national product portfolio which Mustek Limited distributes. I assist in campaign/brand launches, I keep track of incentives and administer incentive payouts, writing online content for the Mustek website, as well as compiling content for the internal staff newsletter.

My role is office-based but I’m not tied to my desk, I am also actively involved in planning and organising internal staff and reseller events such as product showcases, conferences and exhibitions.

My favourite initiatives to organise are the staff engagement initiatives, these include getting involved in Slippers Day, Mandela day as well as other CSR initiatives.

How did you get into the tech space? I studied Public Relations and Communications Management and never imagined that I would end up in the tech space, more often than not you find that people with my qualification navigate towards PR agencies. I started my career at Mustek Limited as a Switchboard Administrator, followed by being Telesales Consultant and ended up in my current post as a Marketing Assistant. I get to work on a company that services a multinational product portfolio within the IT industry, I haven’t looked back since and here I am three years later, head over heels in IT.

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? Whatever you do, go out there and be yourself, do it truthfully and wholeheartedly and you will never go wrong!

What advice would you give someone wanting to get into the tech sector? You have to love learning new things, be open minded and allow yourself to absorb as much as possible.

What motivates you to get out of bed every day?  Wanting to have a better life for myself and knowing that I can do something to make someone else’s day better.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? An even better version of myself with a big heart, it’s all I have at the end of the day.

LinkedIn profile: https://za.linkedin.com/pub/alinah-magoro/b6/563/8a6

Samantha Watt

Name: Samantha Watt

Designation: Owner

Company: Watt Communications PTY Ltd

What do you do every day? I communicate – one way or the other, I talk and talk and talk…with my mouth and my fingers!

How did you get into the tech space? I worked for an engineering company and they invested in an IT brand. I was seconded across to set up the communications department and the IT bug bit. That was in 1995!

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? “When someone shows you who they are, believe them,” – a quote from the late Maya Angelou, shared with me by a great friend and business colleague. This is true in business and in life in general.

What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Be prepared to stretch yourself, learn how to move fast, do 10 things at once, while giving 120%.

What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? The school bell 😉 I am a single Mom of two amazing young girls and making a fabulous life for them is truly what motivates me.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? Content (and no, not what you think!) In today’s world we tend to achieve and over-achieve, never knowing when or what is good enough. I want to learn to recognise when I have given enough and can kick back, relax and smile, knowing it’s enough.

Find me on:
Twitter: @wattisup
LinkedIn: http://za.linkedin.com/pub/samantha-watt/1/b40/245/