From university to career in South Africa: Meet Lindsey Sadie

This is the last in a three-part series highlighting our Dell Young Leaders who have continued their journey from university to career. In the series, we will share videos of three young leaders who are working full-time and thriving after university. In the videos, they share their personal stories, insights, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. We hope they inspire you the same way they inspire us every day. Click here to read the full series. 

Lindsey Sadie wasn’t sure if she would be able to attend university and achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. She grew up with her single mother, in a neighbourhood known for violence and drug use. At a very young age, Lindsey decided that she was on a different path.

Today, Lindsey is among the first medical doctors to graduate from the Dell Young Leaders program. We believe our Dell Young Leaders have an incredible wealth of knowledge to share with us about their experiences so that we can continue to improve the way we help students make it to and through university. Lindsey is no exception. She helped us shape the program by providing insightful feedback, particularly in sharing the specific challenges students in the health sciences programs face, and how we can best support them.

For Lindsey, being a Dell Young Leader means overcoming adversity and enabling others by leading by example. She hopes she can inspire young people to pursue medical studies. As Lindsey says, “I am because of others, and others are because of me.”

Meet Lindsey, a young leader in South Africa: