A day in the life of Sizani Msiza

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Sizani Msiza

Meet Sizani Msiza: Nurture’s marketing maven and a mom to a two-year-old baby girl. We sat down with her to chat about her Nurture highlights, her superpower, and the best piece of advice she has ever received!

Describe in 10 words or less what you do at Nurture.

I co-ordinate marketing and donor related activities.

What does a typical day at Nurture look like for you?

I spend my day responding to donor enquiries, checking new applications, following up on donor profiles, managing social media platforms, looking for new and innovative ways to get donors to sign up, interviewing donors and helping out where I can.

What was your day job before Nurture?

I was a Marketing Assistant for an Industrial Automation company.

What has been the highlight of your Nurture career?

Learning about the industry after coming from an extremely technical background and working with a very supportive team of wonderful women.

What does the word “family” mean to you?

Family means consistent love, unwavering support, growth and mutual goal achievements throughout the good and the bad.

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question – what would you ask?

Why is there such a plethora of hatred, bitterness and evil in this world?

What is in your ideal picnic basket?

My mother’s famous sour porridge and wild morogo, buckwheat meatballs, water, black forest cake, Woollies Salt and Vinegar onion rings, Calypso Lemonade and an ice-cold bottle of Fairview Rose Quartz.

What’s your superpower?

I am a mom, a friend, a daughter, a sister; I Am Woman.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I love attending food and clothing markets, collecting boho ornaments and spending time with my family. I occasionally go out with friends to catch up over a few drinks. If I’m not doing any of the above mentioned, I am cleaning and repacking cupboards, I find it very therapeutic.

What is the one thing you would say to a brand-new egg donor? 

Be loud and proud about your decision to donate eggs. It’s truly an amazing and self-rewarding experience.

Describe the average Nurture egg donor in five words.

Selfless, brave, kind hearted, committed and empowered.

Describe an average morning in your household.

Waking up and chasing after my 2-year-old, getting her ready for crèche and preparing breakfast before getting my day started.

What is your proudest achievement?

After having put my academic career on hold for such a long time, I decided to go back to school to finish off my Honours Degree.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

“Every day is a school day” This is a motto I abide by. Doesn’t matter how much you know, who or what you are – we learn EVERYDAY.

What is the biggest misconception about egg donation that you would wave a wand to clear up?

Cultural stigmas associated with egg donation. We need to educate people more about infertility, about egg donation. Knowledge is power.