Celebrating #SheroesInAction this Women’s Month with Gauteng Regional Manager – Chloe Katompa
Meet the Dream Team – Chloe Katompa
Reach For A Dream is powered by several devoted and inspirational women who strive to make a difference in the lives of children courageously battling life-threatening diseases. As we celebrate the contributions of #SheroesInAction this Women’s Month, we caught up with Chloe Katompa, our Gauteng Regional Branch Manager, to learn more about what drives her, and her advice for women striving to make a difference.
How do you manifest hope in your daily life?
Manifesting hope in my daily life begins with my role at Reach For A Dream. The opportunity to help realise the dreams of our brave children is a constant source of inspiration and a tangible representation of hope. On a personal level, I strive to maintain an optimistic outlook on life, consciously choosing to focus on the positive aspects of situations and people. I also like to look at ways I can improve people’s lives and circumstances. Whether it’s developing a new project at work or helping a friend through a difficult time, being proactive in creating positive change nurtures a hopeful perspective.
What are you most proud of as a woman working at Reach For A Dream?
As a woman working at Reach For A Dream, one thing I take immense pride in is the culture of mutual support and empowerment that we’ve cultivated within our organisation. It’s a place where collaboration and inclusivity thrive, allowing us to learn from each other and collectively make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.
We are also fortunate to be led by extraordinary women who embody leadership with empathy, strength, and vision. Our CEO Julia Sotirianakos and Chairwoman Carla Da Silva serve as daily reminders that there’s no limit to what we can achieve when passion meets purpose.
Why do we need more women in leadership positions?
Women make up roughly half of the world’s population. It’s only fair they should have an equal share of leadership roles. More women leaders mean a more balanced and fair representation at the decision-making table, which is critical if we are to promote gender equality and dismantle the constructs of patriarchy. In addition to the various business and socio-economic benefits this brings, it also empowers younger generations of women by providing them with role models, showing them that gender should not be a barrier to achieving your career dreams and goals.
What advice do you have for women this Women’s Month?
As we celebrate Women’s Month, my advice to all women is to remember that while the journey may not always be easy, it’s your tenacity and perseverance that will always get you to your destination. So, stay the course, keep striving for your dreams, and remember that every challenge faced is an opportunity for growth.
What is your favourite quote about women?
My favourite quote is from Michelle Obama: “There is no limit to what we, as women, can achieve.”