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In the spirit of Women’s Month, we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on the remarkable women of Octotel, who are making significant strides in the tech industry. Their journeys are filled with determination, resilience, and passion, and they serve as an inspiration to all aspiring women in the field. Let’s take a closer look at the incredible stories of these trailblazers and celebrate the impact they are making in their roles.

Karrie Ruhrmund: From Dreaming of Journalism to Leading Operations 🌟

Karrie’s journey began with a childhood dream of becoming a journalist, but life had different plans. Today, she stands proud as Octotel’s incredible Operations Team Lead in the Garden Route District. Her dedication and hard work have led her to her greatest career highlight – a testament to the power of perseverance. Karrie is determined to pave the way for more women to thrive in the tech industry, proving that any dream is attainable with determination and passion.

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Mikhaila Pedro: Embracing Growth and Leading with Power 💪

Mikhaila’s journey at Octotel started as a Receptionist and Office Manager in 2018. Throughout the challenges of the pandemic, she displayed unwavering resilience and adaptability. Today, she shines as the FTTB Team Lead, proving that women’s voices are not just powerful but essential in the corporate world. Her advice to other women is to trust themselves, speak up, and let their light shine – a beacon of inspiration for aspiring female leaders.

Sethu Mncube: Weaving Passion for Business with Heart for Others ❤️

Sethu’s childhood admiration for her mom’s success as a businesswoman ignited a desire to forge her own path. Destiny led her to Octotel, where she found her calling as a Corporate Social Responsibility Administrator. In this role, Sethu is making a real difference, combining her passion for business with her heart for helping others. Her journey reminds us that success becomes truly meaningful when it is used to impact the lives of others positively.


Erin DeWet: Rooted in Guidance and Love, Reaching for Excellence 🌱

Erin’s journey is deeply rooted in the guidance and love of her family. From her grandfather, she inherited a passion for attention to detail and creativity. This perfectionism guides her work at Octotel, ensuring excellence in everything she does. As Octotel’s Maintenance Team Lead, Erin’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to continuous improvement are evident in her accomplishments. Her journey serves as a reminder of the impact of a strong support system and the pursuit of excellence.


As we celebrate Women’s Month, we are inspired by the incredible stories of Karrie, Mikhaila, Sethu, and Erin. Their journeys demonstrate the power of resilience, passion, and determination in achieving success. They are trailblazers in the tech industry, paving the way for more women to thrive and excel.

Let’s continue to celebrate and support women in tech, acknowledging their invaluable contributions and empowering them to reach even greater heights. Together, we can build a future where all women are encouraged to pursue their dreams and make a lasting impact on the world because that is HOW WE CONNECT.