Jenny Maharaj, co-founder of Forest Tissue, who has always dreamed of being a successful businesswoman, initially wanted to study food technology but her working-class family was unable to afford university fees. Her first job was as a clerk in the debt collection department of a local supermarket. She then worked as a receptionist and managed to save up to study an accountancy course.
Maharaj obtained a post with Air Chefs where she worked for a few years and was promoted to the firm’s operations division.
But after she got married she quit her job and stayed at home for a while.
“I always wanted to be a successful woman and even now that I’m am running a successful company I still strive for greater heights,” Maharaj said.