Meet Our People: Latoya Sekopa, Technical Specialist, Botswana
What is your name?
My name is Latoya Sekopa (my friends call me Toya)
What is your position at GroundProbe?
I am a GroundProbe Technical Specialist based in Botswana. As a Technician, I am the go-to person for all things technical. I am responsible for ensuring our systems and processes run smoothly and efficiently. My role involves analysing complex technical problems, developing innovative solutions, and implementing them to improve our performance. I am constantly learning and staying updated with the latest technologies to ensure we are always ahead of the curve. In short, I’m the technical wizard who keeps everything running like clockwork.
How long have you been working for GroundProbe?
I want to say I have been on a journey with GroundProbe. It’s been an incredible ride, full of challenges, triumphs, and growth. I have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing people and learned so much along the way. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 months, but I’m excited to see what the future holds and to continue contributing to the company’s success.
Can you tell us about being a female Technical Specialist?
As a female Technical Specialist, I am proud to be part of a growing community of women breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes in the tech industry. My role involves using my technical expertise to solve complex problems and drive innovation while bringing a unique perspective to the table. Diversity is the key to success, and I am constantly inspired by the talented women around me who are making a difference in the field. Being a female Technical Specialist isn’t just a job; it’s a passion, and I am excited to be part of a movement that is changing the face of technology for the better. I’m very blessed to work with men who support women’s empowerment and are open-minded regarding diversity. I have received nothing but support from our GroundProbe South Africa team.
What makes your job unique?
My job is unique because, as Technical Specialists, we possess a highly specialized skill set that allows us to solve complex technical problems and drive innovation in our field. As field experts, we are often called upon to guide and support other team members.
Why do you love what you do?
The best part of working for GroundProbe is the sense of community and collaboration that permeates every aspect of our work. From the top down, a culture of inclusivity and support makes everyone feel valued and appreciated. Whether through mentorship programs or simply taking time to listen and provide feedback, our company is committed to helping every employee reach their full potential. This makes for a more enjoyable work environment and translates into better results for our clients.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a curious and creative person who loves to learn new things and explore new ideas. I’m always up for a challenge and thrive in environments that allow me to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions. I’m also a big believer in the power of collaboration and teamwork and enjoy working with others to achieve a common goal.
When I’m not working, you can usually find me in the gym working out, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, or exploring the great outdoors. I’m passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures, and I believe that every unique experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. Overall, I’m always looking for ways to improve myself and positively impact the world, and I am excited to see where my journey takes me next.
|Who: From front: Salomon Moss, Lawrence Nonyana, Latoya Sekopa, followed by valued clients from Debswana|
|When: November 2022|
|Where: GroundProbe’s Geotech Monitoring Station (GMS), Orapa, Botswana|