Improving lives

In celebration of last Month’s International Women’s Day, Engen showed off its efforts to achieve a balance across its business, including their female bulk truck drivers.

One such example is Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen. She says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was going to stand in the way of achieving her dream.

As a professional driver who often has to work long hours, Phindile says she feels honoured to have been given the opportunity to work for Engen and enjoys every one of her shifts.

“Believe it or not, I love the sound that trucks make and their size,” she says. Engen’s Head of Transformation and Stakeholder Engagement, Unathi Njokweni-Magida believes it is incumbent upon large corporations to address the ‘barrier’ that continues to exclude emerging black, and especially black female talent.

Unathi Njokweni-Magida
Tel: 086 003 6436