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#WOMAN’SDAYFOCUS - Amanda Pyne-James, TMA-SA Chapter Administrator

Meet TMA-SA member - Amanda Pyne-James, TMA-SA Chapter Administrator

Looking back at your youth…

I was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Bryanston, but spent my school years at Eunice Girls School in Bloemfontein. After matriculating I achieved a Diploma in Administration and Event Management. I am an entrepreneur by heart and have been managing my own business for most of my career, specialising in the Motor and Medical Industries.

You are a well-known face at TMA-SA, when did your involvement with the association start?

I joined the TMA-SA team in January 2019.  I run the South African Chapter administration office, attending to the everyday administrational needs of the Association.  I like to think that ‘I’m the glue that keeps it together”.

What do you think is the biggest issue that the women within the Turnaround industry face daily? 

Inclusion & Equality. To achieve this (in any industry) is a constant challenge for women, and requires a lot of hard and consistent work and awareness.  However, having said this, our female TMA-SA members are most successful, they have a ‘gentle (yet professional) determination’ which shines through in their work.

How important is it for women to support and lift each other up?

Uplifting and supporting women on a personal level and in business is extremely important, now more than ever before.  Uplifting women is like a ‘sisterhood’ – you have to be one to know one.

As we celebrate Women’s Month, I say…

Stronger – together  – it’s in our hands!

What is your wish for the year to come for our country, businesses, and the industry?

I wish for our beautiful country: hope, peace, transparency, and leadership.  I wish for our businesses: recovery, success and prosperity.  I wish for our industry: successful turnarounds, job security and integrity.

I am very proud to be part of the dedicated and successful TMA-SA team!



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