Tatenda Rungisa: Found my passion after losing mother

By Nyasha Nhau

One of Gogetter Foundation’s 100 women in Zimbabwe under 40 influential and driving positive change in the community Tatenda Rungisa who is also the published author of her first book entitled How to get the best out of college, said she discovered her passion after when she lost her mother in 2016.

Speaking to NTU News Zimbabwe she said “finding my passion was after the loss of my mother also I had an understanding that one has to live their best life and leave footprints of positive change when they depart from the earth, at the same time prayer was key in my journey of self-discovery.”

Marungisa is also a podcaster of Making it with Tatenda a platform that she has started in March 2020 and have so far interviewed people with big names across the region. “I have managed to invite influential people with inspirational stories from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Kenya and Namibia such as Chrispen Nyathi, Harry Msimuko, Dr Moeng as well as Chef Rubia, on my podcast.

“The goal is to reach out to the whole continent through my initiative meant to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life on having goals and being able to achieve them while helping on how to deal with obstacles that may come in our lives,” she said.

Rungisa added that though the challenges that she is facing go beyond the economic hardships having to multitask while working on different affiliations and projects, covid-19 global pandemic lockdown was a major obstacle to them and its effects has taught her not to rely on one source of income. 

“I have learnt from the first lockdown that there is power in diversifying services as well as having multiple income streams.

“The pandemic restrictions has made it difficult to host events and hold any trainings,” explained Rungisa to this publication.

Apart from being a content contributor for The weight she carries, she leads and Lionesses of Africa, Tatenda Rungisa is also the president of Bulawayo Rotaract West Club as well as part of the YALI Cohort 14, she co-founded Twin Connect Solutions which she established in January 2018 together with her twin sister Tafadzwa Rungisa knee Chivenge.

Having worked for more than 6 years as a human resources practitioner in different industries, she is also a motivational speaker and is holding an honours degree in Human Resources Management as well as a certificate in Management Strategies for People and Resources.

“I also have a certificate in Project Management and currently studying towards an Executive Diploma in Business Leadership.

Co-authored Africa80 2nd Edition Chapter 6 (2021), she was selected to be part of 80 young Africans in a book project yet to be launched, contributed in Chapter 6 which is under the theme Innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Among my future plans l working on opening a coffee shop, start on a tv show, write more books and develop further in terms of education as I believe one cannot pour out from an empty cup.

“And my message to fellow Zimbabweans is that go for your wildest dream do not be limited by anyone or anything.”

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