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From a young age, Divine had always told herself and everyone around her that she would be an entrepreneur and run her own large business in the future.

This was driven by her recognition of the need to create a decent and secure livelihood for her family. Her quest to start and run her own business stayed with her throughout her formative years when she was studying and working to build her career. 

She set out to learn all the critical elements needed to run a successful business, undertaking various development programmes along the way, enrolling on an Entrepreneurial Development Programme in 1995.

“I have never really been a half-measure kind of person and this period of my life was characterised by me trying to take on everything — all at once — even when this meant swimming against the stream”

At the same time, she started researching and tracking various entrepreneurial opportunities in the local marketplace, eventually in 1998 seeing a potential business opportunity in the security services sector.

Divine had identified what she saw as glaring service delivery and professionalism gaps in the private security sector, inspiring her to create and build a new type of security company with a difference.

She was also motivated by a desire to empower previously disadvantaged women in Zimbabwe who were not able to access opportunities for formal employment, recognizing that the security sector had the potential to be a large-scale employer.

Divine is a true champion of women’s empowerment in Zimbabwe and is currently the largest employer of women in the country outside the government sector, with 900 women employees on her payroll.

Never try to cut corners. Your business and personal life should be anchored on a firm ethical foundation. From the first day you establish the business, even an informal hustle, you should establish a culture founded on ethics and good corporate governance principles.

Divine Ndhlukula founded SECURICO Security Services from humble beginnings in Zimbabwe in 1998. Divine identified a need in the market for a quality oriented security company and she has driven SECURICO to become the market leader in Zimbabwe.

She has tackled a previously male-dominated industry head on and her business success story is nothing short of remarkable – marking her as one of Africa’s most tenacious and inspiring women entrepreneurs.

SECURICO today provides its clients with a complete security solution – uniformed armed officers, armoured vehicles for transportation of valuables, onsite banking, trained guard dogs, and electronic security systems. The company also does private investigations, employee vetting, and security consulting.

Fab Maven, is a movement created to help empower and uplift women. Chaya Kennedy-Burnettis the founder, a passionate volunteer and professional of women’s issue and spiritual and life coaching. After facing her own share of life challenges, she recognized the need for women to have access to a “pick me up” when one may otherwise be unavailable. A grassroots movement was kick started that is now Fab Maven,which has managed to reach women across the world from all races, genders, religions, cultures, and political backgrounds.

Women face battles, immense hardships and trauma, either in the present or from their pasts, and yet commit their lives finding opportunities to heal and move forward. “Fab Maven helps women from all backgrounds including those facing hardships and trauma from chronic illness, major loss, abuse, assault, and depression do just that by connecting through shared experiences”, wrote blacknews

Fab Maven is focused on women’s fashion and markets unique apparel and accessories with Fab Maven’s unique logo. They are committed to keeping prices low, reaching women from all walks of life. The company’s signature logo is a symbol of optimism and hope, empowering women by helping them to find their individual and collective voices.

The Fab Maven apparel and accessories are available for purchase on Amazon.com

About Fab Maven

Fab Maven is on a mission to educate, uplift, and empower women who have endured traumatic experiences, yet are striving for complete healing. By providing a safe space and judgement-free zone, resources and workshops, Fab Maven equips women with tools that promote spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Learn more at FabMaven.com