Womandla Launch Event

We’re so EXCITED to officially launch the Womandla Foundation this Heritage Month.

We chose this month specifically because Womandla exists to shape the mind of the African Woman.

Our Guest Speaker will be Vuyokazi Matu, TV Presenter and the MD Voice of Africa Global Media.

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We also have a panel discussion with incredibly successful powerhouses, speaking on Opportunities For African Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The event is by invitation only, however leeway to media representatives and bloggers will be made.

Please contact our Events and Publicity Manager, Liziwe: lksegano@gmail.com should you wish to come on board as Media Partner.

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KRYSTAL KLEAR VISIONS for women, by women

We speak to the Vanessa Masilo, a visionary, dreamer, and ambitious founder and CEO of KRYSTAL KLEAR VISIONS. She describes herself a focused individual who knew what she wanted from an early age and decided that one day she would build an empire and make a difference in society.

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Vanessa Masilo, a young black female entrepreneur, youth activist, philanthropist and
motivational speaker born and bred in Parys, Free State moved to Vanderbijlpark at the age of 17 where she studied Chartered Accountancy and later changed to Management Accounting at the North west University Vaal Triangle Campus. She proceeded to work in an upscale environment, assuring client delight on an asset management project which launched her as a professional in private sector and landed her a job at one of the biggest ICT Companies in Africa,EOH.  A year after joining EOH Vanessa felt she had gained all the necessary experience she needed as she had worked on various projects including Revenue Management, Business Planning and Consolidating, Credit Control and had also served on the CAB (Change AdvisoryBoard) of one of the major clients of EOH at the time.
Passionate about business and youth development, the move from corporate was a natural fit. She was courageous enough to resign and leave her comfort zone in private sector to pursue business. Her company which was registered in 2013 while she was a student then became fully operational in 2015 after she resigned. She focused on growing the business and building solidrelationships while also pursing her passion in the Philanthropy space. She established KVF (KLEAR VISIONS FOUNDATION) which is an NPC primarily focusing on women and children empowerment, skills development, moral regeneration, education and training to name a few.
Chairing and running this foundation Vanessa has made tremendous progress and has managed to change lives and also position herself as a young woman the youth can relate to, admire, look up to and run to for mentorship and guidance.

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Entering into the BRICS space was a bold move and she has never looked back. She was selected as one of the young, progressive entrepreneurs in the Free State and was sent to India to go represent South Africa at the BRICS YOUTH SUMMIT 2016, Vanessa is now part of the BRICS YOUTH NETWORK/PROGRAM and advocates for youth empowerment and inclusion within the BRICS Nations, focusing mainly on Entrepreneurship and Skills Development, Youth Volunteerism, Social Inclusion, Youth in Governance and Intra BRICS exchange programs and trade.
She serves on a number boards as an executive director namely: SAYEF (South African Youth Entrepreneurship Fund), YBT (Youth Business Transformation) and PELA (Peo Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy).
Vanessa is now spearheading the Sanitary Towels Project in the country and is one of the first black female manufacturers in the country. The project aims to assist disadvantaged school girls and ensure that school absenteeism due to lack of sanitary towels is a thing of the past.

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Despite having been blessed with great success at a tender age Vanessa Masilo believes that her career as an entrepreneur and social and political activist has just began. She hopes to one day grow her businesses in to a multibillion dollar empire with a global footprint. Whilst engaging in activism at both a continental and global level. She believes just as Napoleon Hill aptly put it that “there are no limitations to the mind except those it acknowledges”.

Her journey is to empower and emancipate young black women in South Africa and the African continent at large. Through entrepreneurship I will continue empowering other women and doing it at a very practical level like absorbing them into employment, upskilling and developing them, mentoring, exposing them to opportunities. I plan on doing roadshows, extensive marketing, partnering with other NPCs, NPOs, and NGOs who are also distributing Sanitary Towels in our schools and communities. I also plan on working with government, they have the capacity and a partnership with them would help us make a sustainable, impactful change.

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WOMANDLA X STER KINEKOR WINNERS

WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

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Congrats to Xiane Francis and Lindiswa Nxesi! You have won DOUBLE TICKETS to The Spy who dumped me movie at ANY Ster Kinekor nationwide!

Please fill in the form and send us your email address and phone number and we’ll contact you!

Happy Women’s Month!

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Meet the EXCO

These are the strong, powerful and intelligent faces behind Womandla!

Sam Gqomo

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@sam_gqomo is a Marketing Officer at a luxury fashion house. She manages all marketing activities across brands, with a strong focus on forging strategic brand partnerships, managing digital and social media as well as Retail and Sales.
Sam is an experienced Marketing Communications professional with a demonstrated history of working in various industries. She is skilled in Digital and Social Media, Brand and Event Management, PR & Media Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Communications.
She is a seasoned blogger, having started this digital platform turned Non-Profit Organisation called Womandla.com, which is aimed at informing, equipping and inspiring women in Africa. This has afforded her an invitation to the United Nations in Bangkok.
Her articles have been featured on Bizcommunity, Women24 and other press offices.

Yolanda Mahaeng

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Yolanda Maheang, our Head of Mentorship, is a Quality Project Analyst at GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline).
She graduated in Analytical Chemist at CPUT, and has also worked for Johnson and Johnson in a Quality Operation Lab. She has a certificate in Quality Assurance and also pursuing a Quality Audit certificate.

She’s a young entrepreneur, loves wellness and fitness and has always wanted to help people. She is passionate about empowering and mentoring women and believes in their power. She used to do spiritual dancing at dance school and is a proud wife and a mom of two handsome boys.

Somila Cuntu

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Somila Cuntu, is a Deputy Director at the Department of Local Government.
She is experienced in Intergovernmental Relations and Development planning with a demonstrated history of working in the local government ambit. A young and dynamic professional, skilled in municipal strategic planning processes as well as liaising with various stakeholders across different spheres of government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and other organized groups.

She holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where she fulfilled her research on the developmental impact of Microfinance on economically excluded women.

Liziwe Segano

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Liziwe Segano is a PR & Communication Strategist. She has lectured and mentored Public Relations students in Cape Peninsula University of Technology since 2014. She uses communication strategy as a tool to empower and add value to causes that benefit young women and youth.

Called to be a builder and repairer of broken walls in this generation, Liziwe is a strong believer in transformation that starts from the inside out.
She holds a Bachelor of Technology Public Relations Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where she is currently completing her Masters in Public Relations and Communication.

Rumbi Maisva

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Rumbi  Maisva is Quality Assurance Analyst (QA). She studied a double major in Accounting and Computer Science and completed her Honours in Information Systems and Auditing. She is here to represent women in STEM.

She has been involved in the Code4CT initiative and believes there is a gap in knowledge in terms of the vast roles that are available in IT and a lot of fear for women to pursue IT roles. Part of her involvement with Code4CT has been speaking and sharing her life story of how she ended up in IT and the challenges that she had to overcome, the hard work required and the possibility thereof of Women in IT.

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[SOLD OUT] Own Your BRILLIANCE Masterclass

Tonight is the final leg of the Forbes Masterclass Tour in South Africa!  Cape Town tickets for the “Own Your Brilliance!” Master Class Tour with International Business Strategist & Forbes Coach are sold out!

SOLD Here’s to a great evening of learning, networking and partnering with each other!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stream in!

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WIN with WOMANDLA and STER KINEKOR

IT’S COMPETITION TIME!

This Women’s Month, two lucky Womandla subscribers stand a chance to WIN double tickets to the movie, The Spy Who Dumped me which opens NATIONWIDE on 17 August 2018!

Answer this easy question in the comment section to enter:

When is the opening date for the The Spy Who Dumped Me at Ster Kinekor?

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T’s and C’s:

Competition ends 24 August 2018. Winners MUST be blog subscribers and will be contacted thereafter.

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Womandla in STEM for Cape Town

Rumbidzaishe Maisva, Womandla’s EXCO member and Quality Assurance Analyst at Open Box Software, shared her journey with young ladies as part of Women’s month.

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Rumbi was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Women In ICT event held at College of Cape Town in Crawford, Cape Town.

She spoke about how her journey led her to IT and encouraged the younger girls in the audience which comprised of Grade 10-12 learners and some students from the college through her life story.

Amongst what she said to the girls was advice on how to enrich themselves by protecting their space and their time. To not allow negative energy in their space and to use their time in a way that they are enriched for the future.

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She shared how her success story actually stemmed from failure. A failed module could have cost her her degree, but she turned that around to complete her degree and further her studies by doing her Honours – which fell short of a cum laude by 3%. The girls related so much to the story and reached out to her  for more inspiration after her speech.

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One of the young ladies even asked to interview her and she got the opportunity to ask her questions and find out more about her role in IT.

It sounds like not only the younger girls where learning from this seminar, Rumbi says she learnt so much too. The more experienced women in the field encouraged her to keep studying – acquiring international certificates and to keep hitting more milestones. Most of what they said was validation for what she is already embarking in.

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Here’s to encouraging younger ladies to grow into empowered and confident women!

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