Patience has become one of the most influential and a sought-after global speakers and coaches. She was recognised as one of the 36 female leaders from around the world to take part in the 2019 IWF Fellows Program, an honour that changed the course of her path and inspired her to write this book as part of her Legacy Project. She is founder and CEO of Peak Performance with Patience, an academy for women in STEM that offers free and low-cost membership for various mentorship and masterclasses. She is also CEO of Insight Mining Experts, a global platform that connects technology experts to solve sustainability issues in the mining industry and help them meet their ESG commitments.
Patience is a former member of the UN Women GICC, focused on accelerating the advancement of women and girls in STEM.
In addition to holding a PhD from UNISA Australia, she has an MBA from Wits Business School in South Africa, and an AMP from INSEAD. She is a member of the invite-only IWF Australia Chapter and is the G100 Global Chair for Sustainable Mining (ESG). She currently lives with her son William, between Sydney, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa.