Name: Philadelphia Sanzinza
Province: Northern Cape
Facebook: Siziwena Samunzala Sanzinza
Twitter handle: @Siziwena
- What is the essence of being a woman to you?
To me the essence of being woman is motherhood and being able to share and give so much love endlessly and being peacemakers and homemakers without wanting to be rewarded for it.
- What is your super power?
I am a nurturer that is my superpower
- What words would you use to describe yourself?
Protector, lover, fighter, teacher, nurturer, child, learner, motivator,
- Do you relate to Women’s Month? If yes, why is it significant to you? If no, why is it not significant to you?
Yes I do, it plays a big role in the history and lives of women. The day teaches and motivates us to let our voices be heard and not to be afraid to live our dreams.
- They say behind every man is a strong woman, is this a statement you relate to?
Yes it is true, and Yes I can relate to it.
- How do you think society perceives women?
Society sees women as child bearers who should be submissive and know her place is in the kitchen. That women are weak and do not have a voice and that they cannot lead.
- How are you #CommittedToChange in your role as a woman?
I am committed to change the mindsets of women and to let them know that they can be whatever they want to be and that our daughters should be taught they can be independent and have a mind of their own and do not need someone else to do the thinking for them.
- What do you think the role of women is in developing the country?
The role of women in developing the country is inevitable, as women today are key drivers of the economic growth with their entrepreneur qualities. Women are willing and able to take up any challenge that will make a contribution toward the positive development of their respective countries or communities.
- In a world that favours men, how are you fulfilling your role as a woman?
Working twice as hard as men do and taking every opportunity granted and proving that women are able to do anything and everything with the right amount of encouragement and support.
- In your words, what would South Africa look like if it had a female president?
More stable than it currently is, as women are born leaders and nurturers they would be able to run the country better and be able to put the needs of the country and its inhabitants first and selflessly make them a priority at all times.
- Given what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?
That you are here for a reason on this earth to make a positive change and impact people’s lives, do not be discouraged by the challenges that you will face rather let them be your guide and strength to greater treasures and successes. Lastly that you may fight a battle more than once to win it, and always remember to include GOD in all that you do.