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Spotlight on: Maria Matjomane


Spotlight on: Maria Matjomane 

Job Title: Conference & Events Administrator

Age: 30

Location: Johannesburg

Company : IVTM

Fun loving and energetic Maria Matjomane, who forms part of the Johannesburg division of IVTM not only forms an invaluable role as conference & events administrator but is also a proud wife and mother. When she doesn’t have her hands full at the office, she has her hands full with their latest addition to the family, her bundle of joy, Katlego. Outside of the working environment Maria is an avid writer, enjoys hiking and spending time with her family attending various social gatherings.

When the opportunity came, Maria’s move to the IVTM team was amplified by her passion for the live events industry partly from the ever-present movement and footprint of the Gearhouse Group, she saw the opportunity as the best platform to learn and grow. 

Holding a BA degree, with a major in corporate communications from the University of Johannesburg, Maria is making a mark for herself, always willing to delve into new projects and learn more from her peers, her goals have been set to the attainable. With her skill set growing, she has been putting a lot of effort into exploring the various facets of the company. From her previous endeavours she brings experience in recruitment, product activations, promotions and exhibitions. Along with working on commercials and advertisements, all these skills definitely bring some flavour to what she has to offer.

In her current role that she fills, Maria is the first point of contact when it comes to service delivery, so it is critical she handle all the initial processes with absolute precision, as it will determine the success of the job. Being very intuitive and yearning for knowledge, Maria has from her own accord, taken on exploring other roles such as operations as well as the technical aspects of the jobs. With her sights set high, her aim is to someday become a project manager, managing and executing live events from start to finish. 

Having practical experience working with a team of multi skilled people, Maria has been engrained with the words… “team work makes the dream work.” Achieving your dream career in a male dominated field is as simple as believing in yourself, the idea is to remain focused on distinguishing yourself, making your mark so that you have that little extra that makes you stand out. Having the opportunity to train new admins she is now growing as a mentor to her peers and as she learns, so to do others. Taking pride in her work she acknowledges that the team she is currently working with definitely re-enforces her statement “teamwork makes dream work” – to Maria and certainly on all levels its evident they have a team of talented, driven, kind and free spirited souls who bring energy with them to work, always striving for unity so that the work is done and clients are happy.

A quote that follows through with her daily life is “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. “ by Francis of Assisi

Written by Liza Hooper

Sep 11, 2019

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