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Isuzu celebrates its women

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Liesl Vlotman, an Engineering Services Manager who has been working in the automotive industry for 28 years

Women’s Month

It’s Women’s Month and to mark this as a really special time for women, Isuzu Motors South Africa is celebrating the women behind the Isuzu brand by shining a light on the incredible work they do at the company.

“While Women’s Month in South Africa commemorates the contributions which women have made to key milestones in the country’s history, it also provides an opportunity to honour the women who inspire us every day,” says Denise van Huyssteen, Corporate Affairs Executive at Isuzu Motors South Africa – herself as exceptional woman who has contributed so positively to Isuzu’s progress over the years.

As part of this recognition, the company has rolled out an employee campaign called #WomenCrushWednesday, which allows fellow employees to nominate their female colleagues who inspire them. These women are featured on the company’s digital internal platforms every Wednesday during the course of Women’s Month.

Nola Nongubo, an assembler responsible for the flawless finish of the paint process in the Isuzu production plant. She is one of few females in the paint shop and the only woman in her team.

In addition to this, phenomenal Isuzu female employees are featured on the Isuzu social media sites, geared at showcasing the women behind the strength of the brand.

One of the first Isuzu women to be featured in the Women’s Month social media campaign is Nola Nongubo, who is an assembler responsible for the flawless finish of the paint process in the production plant. She is one of few females in the paint shop and the only woman in her team. She takes pride in her job and ensures that every Isuzu bakkie’s paint job is perfectly executed.

Esti Beaumont, Field Operations Manager for Commercial Vehicles who has helped keep South Africa’s freight trucks moving since 2002

Other female employees who have been recognised include Liesl Vlotman, who is an Engineering Services Manager and has been working in the automotive industry for 28 years. And then there’s Esti Beaumont, Field Operations Manager for Commercial Vehicles who has helped keep South Africa’s freight trucks moving since 2002.

Tim Hendon, Isuzu Marketing Manager, says that even the Isuzu logo was tweaked for this month, “Usuzi – With you, for Women’s Month”, as a way of paying tribute to the strong women in South Africa and the critical role they play in the economy.

As Corporate Affairs Executive at Isuzu Motors South Africa, Denise van Huyssteen – seen here taking a break during the FX Series launch – is always throwing bouquets at others but she deserves a huge bouquet thrown at her for the exceptional work she has done at the company over many years.

Similarly, women in the workplace are honoured and recognised for their contribution towards the engineering, manufacturing and sales of commercial vehicles, says van Huyssteen.

“We embrace gender equality and continue to provide empowerment and leadership opportunities for women,” she adds.

Going the extra mile as a way of paying tribute to the strong women in South Africa and the critical role they play in the economy was the tweaking of the Isuzu logo: “Usuzi – With you, for Women’s Month”.

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