“I’m here, I’m here to stay, I’m here to grow this business, and I’m here to make changes as well, because I’m young, I’m very innovative and I want to bring a new spice into the industry.” – Sibongile Sambo
My Woman Crush Everyday today, is Sibongile Sambo. Sibongile Sambo is the First Black Female Aviation Entrepreneur, who hails from the small town of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, South Africa. She is the Founder and Managing Director of SRS (Sibongile Rejoice Sambo) Aviation – the first black female owned aviation company in South Africa. SRS offers charters in a range of categories including: VIP charter, air cargo charter, tourist transfers or charter, game count and capture, fire-fighting, heli- camping, medical evacuation, aerial photography, film work, slinging or airlifting, powerline inspection and maintenance, and general air security services to clients.
She has won numerous awards for her outstanding contributions to the Aviation industry. In 2006, she won the Regional Business Woman of the Year award, the Black Women in Business award in London, the SRS Aviation Fidentia Award and the Top Emerging Gender Empowered Company award. In 2007, Sambo was named a Leader of Tomorrow by the Fortune Magazine. In 2009 she was nominated for the Queen Victoria Memorial Award (International Socrates Award) by the Europe Business Assembly in London. In 2009 she was nominated for the Queen Victoria Memorial Award (International Socrates Award) by the Europe Business Assembly in London.
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