Cara Bez grew up in then Port Elizabeth, now Gqeberha and moved to Cape Town in 2015 to pursue her studies in actuarial science. During her studies she worked as a tutor, intern at actuarial firms, curated articles for the SA Actuary magazine and co-founded Femmeact, a women empowerment webinar series. She now works as a marketing actuarial graduate and client manager at a reinsurance firm. She enjoys being a commercial model, spending time with loved ones and exercising in her free time. She is truly passionate about giving back, especially to women and children who’ve survived sexual and/ or physical assault. She has experienced the benefits of working on her mental health post trauma and used her experience to shape her purpose.