Shakila is a registered Industrial Organisational Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa and is the owner of Disability Management Services (DMS). DMS renders professional services in the areas of disability equity, disability management, psychological services, primary and secondary research amongst others. She was formerly the learning and performance specialist at Spoornet and managed the learning and performance team for KZN. Shakila has received various recognitions locally and internationally as a social entrepreneur. Her office bearing positions include former chairperson of the KZN Disability Tourism Forum and member of Tourism KZN. She is a current member of the KZN Sharks Board. Managing Director of DAISY SA and AudioDescribe (Pty) Ltd. Shakila holds a MA Degree in Organisational Psychology, New York, USA and several post graduate certificates in the area of human resource development and assessments.