This National Women’s Month, we’re shining a light on the fabulous females at Vox who have worked their way up in the company, despite still being a minority in corporate South Africa.

“My motto is that if you enjoy what you do, you will always do your best. I have been with Vox for 19 years and during that time I have learned a lot and gained a lot of experiences in the different roles that I played. This industry that we are in are ever changing, you learn something new every day and because of that I really enjoy what I do as well as be part of a company that is growing tremendously and that move with time.” – Fagmidah Eksteen, Sales Administrator, Vox.

I guess if I think back my actual dream and aspiration was to become a physiotherapist. To help athletes with any injuries etc., says Fagmidah, who is a former athlete herself. 

 During my school days, I was an athlete who specialised in 100m, 200m and long jump and received both Western Province and South African colours for this. 

Her other passion is what she does at Vox, which all started with the Business Administration course she enrolled in at Cape Peninsular University of Technology. “I think that is where I got my passion for doing administration work.”

I think my career chose me.

Fagmidah joined Vox in 2001 as a Registrations clerk and swiftly moved up the ranks within the department to Special Projects team leader and eventually the Registrations Team Leader.   

In 2017 I decided to join the KAM sales team as a Sales Administrator and use my knowledge that I gained in the Registrations team to assist the KAMs with their clients regarding billing queries, contract queries etc. 

I am a fun-loving person, who loves spending time with family and friends. I enjoy spending time outdoors like hiking and to keep fit by running. As much as I enjoy being outdoors, I also enjoy some me time indoors, like being at home either watching Netflix or just enjoying a good book. 

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