Engela Wolmarans

River View Brokers (Pty) Ltd

What does your company do?

We are a short-term insurance broker dedicated to providing exceptional service and finding the perfect coverage for your needs. Through our existing client referrals, we've built a reputation for expertise and a commitment to exceeding expectations. We don't just sell insurance; we work with you to understand your unique needs and create a personalised plan. As a broker, we represent multiple insurance companies. This allows us to shop around and find the best coverage at the most competitive rates. Our team of experienced professionals has the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and guide you through the insurance process.

What is your biggest success?

My greatest achievement isn't a single moment, it's a continuous journey. As a single mother, I've faced the hardship of gender-biased violence. But instead of letting it break me, I used it as fuel to build a better life. In 2020, during a global pandemic, I started my own business. It wasn't easy. Being a woman entrepreneur, but with sheer determination, I created a secure future for myself and my children, and I persevered. Building this company has been more than a professional accomplishment. It's a testament to my strength, resilience, and unwavering spirit. It's about proving to myself that I can not only survive, but thrive, despite the obstacles. This journey isn't over. Looking back at how far I've come fills me with immense pride. My greatest achievement is becoming the woman I am today – a self-made business owner, a fierce protector of my family, and a survivor.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

As a single mother, I've faced the challenges of gender-based violence. But I didn't let that define me. I rose above it and channeled my determination into opening my own business. Starting from scratch, without financial resources, during the difficult times of the 2020 COVID pandemic, was no easy feat. It demanded immense strength and perseverance. Building a company as a woman alone, especially during a global crisis, was a hurdle in itself. Yet, I persevered, relying on my own resourcefulness and unwavering spirit. On top of that, relocating to a new place added another layer of complexity. However, these challenges have only made me more resolute. Overcoming them has instilled in me a deep sense of accomplishment and pride. My journey is a testament to the power of resilience and the unwavering spirit of a single mother.