We catch up with Phindile Yende, a mother, entrepreneur, speaker, woman activist and the author of the national best seller, “Yet, You Married Him.”
The national bestseller looks at twenty two characters of men that women have either crossed paths with, are currently married to, or are considering marrying in the future. Phindile started writing this book during the first few months of her marriage, eight years ago, while within the first few months of her marriage.
“When I wrote the book it was more of a diary. When I was writing in my journal, it wasn’t for publishing purposes. I didn’t see it as that. It was more of how I succumbed to many societal pressures, ticking boxes, etc, and ended up marrying the person that I realised early on in the marriage that it wasn’t going to last.”
Phindile was the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow under the Young African Leadership Initiative, founded by the Former President of the United States, President Barack Obama. She is also the Deputy President of the African Women’s Movement, an organisation that prepares young emerging female leaders to occupy key leadership roles of authority. The organisation currently has over 800 members. Phindile is passionate about the advancement of women and youth and motivating and mentoring them to achieve greatness in their career paths.
Phindile is the Founder and CEO of RUO&RUI Medical (RRM), a medical consumables and manufacturing company that supplies medical consumables and equipment to public hospitals across South Africa.
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