Old Girl Keabetswe Molebaloa is on the rise. Keabetswe is Ford's plant Industrial Engineering Manager in Silverton, Pretoria. She oversees multiple departments which include the body shop; paint shop; trim; chassis and final line; assembly quality assurance and the vehicle personalisation centre.
After matriculating from Pretoria High School for Girls, Keabetswe went on to graduate from the Tshwane University of Technology with a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Engineering. She is currently studying towards her Masters in Engineering Management.
“As a woman in a male-dominated industry, you need to be willing to listen, you need to have the patience to understand. You need to have the heart to care, and you need to get your work done on time, as expected, and deliver beyond expectation.”
Keabetswe also interacts with people from all over the world which has allowed her to grow her network exponentially within the global company.
“The struggle to find a good balance between family, work, and school commitments can be overwhelming at times,” she admits, “but I have learnt that with proper planning and self-discipline, anything is possible.”
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