Sherrie Donaldson holds a BComm with an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is an entrepreneur who owns two small businesses and is part of the Harambee Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) team. She works with partners such as the National Business Institute (NBI) to develop new pathways for youth employment in artisan technical roles. She is also a member of various BRICS Business Council working groups, including manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and most importantly skills, which has a specific focus on future skills in the changing world of work. A key working group project is Jobs of the Future, looking at how various industries will change and what impact this will have on both jobs and competencies.