1. Who is Norma Mngoma?
My name is Norma Mngoma, I was born and raised in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. I am a motivational speaker, business executive, founder/owner of Suitably Norma (suit clothing range), board member of the Crystal Hub, I have experience in information technology (IT) and I am the Chairperson of the Norma Mngoma Foundation. The Norma Mngoma foundation is a non-profit organization that assists school children with career guidance and also offers bursaries to deserving young academics from previously disadvantaged communities.
I am passionate about issues that relate to women empowerment in South Africa. My dream for South Africa is to see every child having an opportunity to learn and further their education and women having equal rights and opportunities in their work space those are the things that I am truly passionate about. With that said, nothing is impossible, dream, work hard towards your goals and success will be yours!
2. What’s your plans for 2022?
I would like to grow my clothing business, open more business opportunities for upcoming fashion designers/tailors while taking on new business opportunities.
3. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see myself as a woman who will be breaking the chains of patriarchy by empowering more strong women in my space and do more collaborations with other business people, making more money with people who have the same vision as me in business which is complete success.
4. What advice do you have for young women out there?
Be yourself and learn to open space for other woman , it’s not a competition circle but we are a sisterhood
5. Describe a normal day for you in Dubai?
Walking around Dubai mall or having a helicopter tour
6. Favourite UAE restaurant?
La Piscina and the Amani Restaurant
7. Favourite UAE celebrity?
Don’t have one because everyone you meet in Dubai is interesting
8. Favourite quote that you live by?
“Always sharpen your mind like a sword”