A LIGHT meal of sushi on a hot summer day at Fushin Sushi in Stanley Street saw one of the busiest businesswomen in the Bay, Miglio Designer Jewellery team manager Antonette Hamman take a rare breather.
Hamman is not only an extremely active board member of Yokhuselo Haven, a trustee of the Victims of Family Violence Trust, secretary of the Kabega Park Community Police Forum and co-ordinator of Western Hills neighbourhood watch but also the public relations and events coordinator of the Business Women’s Association in Port Elizabeth.
She concedes that not having children – and having a supportive husband – both help but nonetheless, her energy and output are amazing. La Femme caught up with the charity and business dynamo over a sushi lunch of salmon and avocado California roll, thirst quenched over a Japanese ginger iced-tea.
I picked Fushin because… I just love sushi and their service is always fantastic and everyone is friendly.
I love my job at Miglio because ... . it is fun and it doesn’t feel like work.
I volunteer for Yokhuselo because… I care.
I’ll know I’ve made it when… ladies in my team become better than me.
The person who has taught me the most is … my parents, Eric and Ann Stroebel.
I have a soft spot for ... animals.
I should have studied … marketing.
I’d love to party with … Michael Buble.
I’m listening to … Cat Stevens.
When I was 16, I wish I knew … that I will be so sorry that I did not continue with piano lessons.
Nothing makes me happier than… driving on the back of our GS motorbike with Johan.
My favourite item of clothing is … jeans.
I absolutely hate … standing in queues.
I am saving to buy … a huge bottle of Issey Miyake Perfume.
I share my life with … Johan (my husband for 30 years). Jackie our Jack Russell and Clyde our big fat grey tabby cat.
I can’t go a day without … washing my hair.