I am a Metallurgical Engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, who is incredibly passionate about women empowerment, education and public healthcare. I would not only describe myself as ambitious but a definite go-getter. As a student in a STEM field I advocate for women in leadership positions and in STEM related fields. I truly believe in the limitless power of my abilities and that is what propels me to be my best and make a meaningful impact in my community. I am a part of an NGO, The ASSIST which tutors and mentors high school learners in the Alexandra township; our main goal being to give our learners the best chance possible at ending the cycle of poverty in their communities through education so that they are able to attend institutions of higher learning and ultimately become independent, self-sufficient individuals. I also work with Voice It In Action which is an NGO working towards curbing violence in our communities. My long term goals is to open my own NGO and foundation to work with young women to help empower them by creating a safe space for them to be able to come and talk about issues affecting them, whether violence, money, school, emotional, physical health, etc. My aim is to show young girls that there is a different way to succeed and try to end the ‘blesserblessee’ culture. To empower these young women to take firm hold of their lives regardless of the trials and tribulations, equip them with leadership skills, self-discipline and confidence in themselves to be able to succeed and ultimately find viable solutions to the problems they face. I believe taking part in the ASRI Future Leaders program is a huge honour and step in the right direction in terms of me also shaping the kind of leader I would like to become and the impact I would like to make in South Africa.