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Mont Rochelle: International Women's Day

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Today (Tuesday 8th March 2016) is International Women's Day. So we asked some of our leading ladies at each Virgin Limited Edition property to tell us a little about themselves, and about their career paths so far...

Dalene Claassens

Dalené Claassens is Estate Manager at Mont Rochelle, Hotel and Vineyard in Franschhoek, South Africa.

Who is your female role model?

Kerrin Titmas - my first General Manager. She was a great leader and I'm still grateful for everything she taught me!

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

What advice would you give to young woman in the hospitality industry today?

Keep your head up and work the hours. You will have difficult days but they will also pass and the good will balance the bad!