’I believe empowered women empower women’

Fatima Packery, left, with Tyra Booysen

Fatima Packery, a high powered mining executive, from Johannesburg, who is involved with women in leadership and an avid golfer, took time out of her busy schedule to pop in at the Radio 786 studio in Rylands, to personally hand over a set of clubs to Tyra Booysen, 12, a member of Mitchell’s Plain Golf Club.

Packery was invited to the studio by sports presenter Nazeem White, who had interviewed her earlier this year and told her about the promising youngster featured in Athlone News in August.

“The golf clubs I donated to Tyra,” said Packery, “was actually my first set that was bought for me when I first started playing golf.”

In front, are Fatima Packery, Tyra Booysen and, back row, Mitchell’s Plain Golf Club members from left, founder and co-chairman, Richard Smith, Kaylum Booysen, Tyra’s mother and father Rushanda and Ashley Booysen, and Donovan Williams, coach and club treasurer.

Packery said she learnt early on that a lot of decisions are made on the golf course instead of the boardroom, which is why she started playing golf.

“I believe empowered women empower women,” she said.

“I have been empowered so I can empower women like Tyra and many more young females.”