Gaothobogwe (Gao) is a director of several companies co-owned with her husband. The first, Lex Investments manages Barcelos brands in Gaborone and surrounding areas. The second, Galorad Investments, provides consulting services in areas of contract management, project management and services procurement.

Gao’s business journey started with commercial farming in 2007, running Radi’s Farms then venturing into various sectors of business, such as mining, where she has invested in mineral exploration.

A firm believer in exchanging knowledge, Gao has been an active member of the Women in Business Association (WIBA). She is recognized as a contributor to the growth of business in Botswana and holds the position of National Treasurer in the executive committee of WIBA. She is also a member of the Gaborone Regional Appeals Board