From her typical day at work to the best words of wisdom she’s received, Marketing Manager at Pandora Jewellery SA, Cathy Qama, shares her career advice.

Describe a typical working day.
I wake up at 5.30am to ensure I get to gym by 6am, where I meet my friend and our trainer. I use the time as a chat session and a way of clearing my head. I’m usually in the office after 8am and the day’s spent meeting with my team to discuss our upcoming campaigns.

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Which skills are important for your job?
Agility, which allows you to manage many dynamic elements simultaneously. You also need to keep the team calm and focused, because things don’t always go according to plan.
What’s the best advice you’ve received?
Check your to-do list every day to stay on top of things and accept that not everything has to be perfect.