Portia Thokoane is the Head of Human Resources at Eaton Corporation in Africa. In her role, she is responsible for providing strategic and operational Human Resources leadership to the Electrical, Hydraulics and Vehicle divisions of Africa region. She is passionate about the youth and woman development and seeks to develop current and future leaders across the continent. Prior to joining Eaton, Portia was the Human Resources Manager for the Spar Group where she executed against the HR strategy within South Africa. She began her formal career as an Academic lecturer at the Vaal University of Technology. In 2007, Portia moved to Whirlpool home appliances where she was an HR Specialist supporting their manufacturing plant in Durban and the commercial operations nationally. Portia holds a Masters in Business Administration; (Cum Laude) in both B-Tech Degree and National Diploma in Human Resources from the Vaal University of Technology. She has attended various other local and international learning programs . She is currently studying for a Master of Philosophy in Management Coaching through the University of Stellenbosch.