ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a survivor of sexual, mental and physical abuse at the hands of people she trusted, Harris experienced hardship from a very young age. Growing up, she had to learn how to overcome grief, insecurity, poverty and loss – some of the problems that women still face to this day. At age 22, she started her own small business with absolutely no know-how – just an iron will to succeed.
Today, she is the owner of, and stakeholder in, four successful companies, one of which is one of the biggest youth tour operators in South Africa. She recently teamed up with book publisher Gerry Robert, who helped her realise her dream of writing Break Free.
As a devoted mother of three, wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, a hands-on manager and mentor in her businesses, she knows first-hand how difficult it can be to juggle between personal and professional commitments while every day battling her own inner demons.
Ronèl believes that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing her own experiences and lessons would also encourage other women to speak up and serve as models of inspiration and empowerment.
Ronèl was honoured with the prestigious “Director’s Special Award” at the (WOS) Woman of Stature Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa