Keitumetsi Tsotetsi is a cybersecurity expert working for Vodacom, where she specialises in implementing and evaluating projects that strengthen the organisation’s digital security. Her role is that of the stalwart defender, protecting customers’ data and ensuring safe and secure service delivery. But that’s not the only feather in Tsotetsi’s cap; she also serves as the chief information officer of Geekulcha, an organisation that creates platforms for young talent to step into the ICT industry. Geekulcha also hosts regular events such as the annual #SafeHack, an iniative that she leads. At only 29, she is the chairperson of the advisory committee to the National Youth ICT Council. This committee focuses on three developmental pillars: research, ICT skills and ICT products. “I believe it is my responsibility to drive digital inclusion in the youth,” Tsotetsi proudly says.
Be prepared to lose, but then be prepared to get back up every time and work twice as hard.