Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

Influential voices and leading narratives in the media during Women's Month 2018
Influential voices and leading narratives in the media during Women's Month 2018

#TotalShutdown marches taking place across the country on 1 August saw women from all walks of life taking to the streets to make their collective voice heard. This began a month that would lead to significant conversations about how South African society treats and protects women...

Issued by Ornico 3 Oct 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Professor Peliwe Mnguni, Unisa SBL
Women in leadership - what does race, gender, class have to do with it

Unisa's Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) hosted a conversation with women in leadership during Women's Month...

12 Sep 2018

Are you experiencing Women's Month withdrawal?
Are you experiencing Women's Month withdrawal?

Caution! Symptoms may include complacency, marketing myopia, and societal regression caused by abrupt discontinuation...

By Kirigo Kamore 7 Sep 2018

American Express celebrates women going places with purpose
American Express celebrates women going places with purpose

American Express are celebrating sisters Tobeka and Bongeka Lwana of scent purveyors Neo Luxury Bar and Ntabiseng Nti Ramaboa who, as Chef Nti, is known for her flair for creating delectable feasts...

Issued by OnPoint PR 5 Sep 2018

Women who work it: Celebrating Durban's women in business
Women who work it: Celebrating Durban's women in business

This past month (Women's Month) we celebrated those women who are making their mark in the Durban business world. Women who have stepped up and gone against the grain. Women who have achieved in their fields. Women we can learn from...

Issued by Pistol + Honey 5 Sep 2018

Image Gürcan Yurt © –
#FairnessFirst: Be your own biggest cheerleader

The second SheSays Cape Town event was held at GetSmarter's offices on Thursday, 23 August 2018 with the title 'What's your slash?' It was filled with advice for bringing that side-hustle to the spotlight - you don't have to run your own business or be an entrepreneur to think like one, nor do you need to go it alone...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz
#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Michela Dalpiaz, co-founder of Ayama Wines and proud Italian co-owner of Slent Farm, who has travelled far and wide to bring her love of wine to South Africa, with a flair of passion for the work of art that she creates...

By Robin Fredericks 31 Aug 2018

7% Tribe launch draws female headline-makers
7% Tribe launch draws female headline-makers

South Africa's female headline-makers are showing their support of the 7% Tribe, the new movement to advance and empower South African women in the workplace...

31 Aug 2018

Thando Ntsinde, senior account manager at Edelman South Africa. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: 'It is our time now!' - Thando Ntsinde

Thando Ntsinde, account manager at Edelman South Africa, elaborates on the state of marketing communications in South Africa, the challenges females are facing in the industry and shares some advice on how women can empower themselves to move forward.

By Juanita Pienaar 31 Aug 2018

Igniting advice makes for stimulating economic growth
Igniting advice makes for stimulating economic growth

In honour of Women's Month, female entrepreneurs and corporate representatives were treated to a Business Breakfast hosted by Tushiyah Advisory Services at Killarney Country club, recently...

Issued by AT VOGUE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY 31 Aug 2018

MBAWC calls for end to gender discrimination in construction sector
MBAWC calls for end to gender discrimination in construction sector

The construction industry in South Africa is currently made up of 88% male and 12% female employees...

31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism
#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Megan Arendse, convention centre manager of Sun International's flagship resort, Sun City about what it means to be a woman in the MICE industry, the challenges she has faced and her message for Women's Month.

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa
#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa

Michelle Adelman, founder of Crossover Meat and Infinite Foods shares why she chose a career in food security, the challenges she has faced and her message for women in business...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

Giokos on the roof at CNN London.
#WomensMonth: "Focus on your talents and ignore the noise"

Eleni Giokos, CNN African correspondent, rounds out our Women's Month coverage by sharing her realisation that "career plus baby is doable", as well as some of the noise she's learned to ignore, like being told to cut her hair short as long hair isn't 'corporate' enough...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2018

Women challenge the norm, so what?
Women challenge the norm, so what?

Sarah Dexter says that while women should be celebrated, so too should talent, bravery, intellect and loyalty...

By Sarah Dexter 30 Aug 2018

As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax
As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax

While Bloomberg figures show that women are the world's most powerful consumers, a recent Sanlam survey reveals that they are not reaping the benefits of such power...

30 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa

Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is regularly described as one of South Africa's most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2018

CSIR female researchers breaking ground in healthcare
CSIR female researchers breaking ground in healthcare

Diabetic patients in South Africa have to prick their fingers three times a day to check their sugar levels...

30 Aug 2018

Cape Town International Jazz Festival reveals females first for 20th-year celebration
Cape Town International Jazz Festival reveals females first for 20th-year celebration

In celebration of South African Women's Month, espAfrika reveals five female-led acts to perform at the upcoming 20th celebration of Africa's Grandest Gathering...

Issued by espAfrika 29 Aug 2018

Women in Architecture workshop challenges profession to go 'Beyond the Binary'
Women in Architecture workshop challenges profession to go 'Beyond the Binary'

Sponsored by Corobrik, the recent 2018 Women in Architecture Workshop brought together professionals in the architectural, property and social science spaces...

29 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire
#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire

Jandri Van Zyl's sweet dreams of building a crowd-pleasing cake-haven have steadily been realised since her business The Velvet Cake Co. launched in 2012 to public acclaim.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Aug 2018

Designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: Pass on wisdom and knowledge and support local businesswomen

Marketer and designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor has a passion and vision to promote the message of forgiveness and peace that former President Nelson Mandela shared...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2018

Feminism, mentors, heroines and Women's Month
Feminism, mentors, heroines and Women's Month

Did you know that there are more CEOs called 'John' on America's Highest Paid 100 CEO list than there are women? And locally, there are more people called 'Stephen' than there are women on the country's Top 50 Richest CEOs list? In fact, there is only one woman on that list, Magda Wierzycka, but don't worry, we have three Stephens...

By Robyn Campbell 29 Aug 2018

South Africa's travel industry empowers women
South Africa's travel industry empowers women

"There is no glass ceiling in this industry, and no way that being a woman will disadvantage you in any way, shape or form. It can only benefit you, as you work with other women every day."

28 Aug 2018

A multi-million rand African skincare business built from Marula oil
A multi-million rand African skincare business built from Marula oil

Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, has been awarded Pick n Pay's 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business' exceptional growth performance and job creation...

28 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: "Send me, I'm a committed woman, it shall be done" - Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer
#Newsmaker: "Send me, I'm a committed woman, it shall be done" - Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer

Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer, newly appointed sales and advertising manager for The Herald and Weekend Post brings a wealth of experience through prior positions at SABC Radio and Kagiso Media...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Aug 2018

Group photo of Elevator Agency's new female management team.
#WomensMonth: How Elevator's female leaders have shattered the glass ceiling

We often hear of the 'glass ceiling' that exists for women in business. Here's how Elevator Agency's recent reorganisation to put more women in leadership positions is setting an example for the next generation...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand
#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

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