Read this fascinating interview with Divine featured on BBC Network Africa, and its African Dream show on 6 July 2012.
Securico, the company that Zimbabwe's Divine Ndhlukula started in her cottage in the late 1990s with four employees and very little capital, has become one of her country's largest security firms.
According to her, perhaps the biggest barrier she had to face when she set it up was her gender.
"Obviously, as a woman, people would not believe that I could run a security company - particularly with no security background," she told the BBC's series African Dream.
- Divine Ndhlukula founded SECURICO Security Services from humble beginnings in Zimbabwe in 1998. Divine identified a need in the market for a quality oriented security company and she has driven SECURICO to become the market leader in Zimbabwe. She has tackled a previously male-dominated industry head on and her business success story is nothing short of remarkable - marking her as one of Africa's most tenacious and inspiring women entrepreneurs.
African Dream is broadcast on the BBC Network Africa programme every Monday morning, and on BBC World News throughout the day on Fridays. Every week, one successful business man or woman will explain how they started off and what others could learn from them.