uBabes we Media does it again!

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Khanyi Dhlomo and the Ndalo Media team took to social media yesterday to announce their newest acquisition of the local Elle and Elle Deco licences.

This woman is no doubt a force to be reckoned with. She quietly works and lets her success make all the noise. This was something she alluded to at the talk I went to last year.

What does this takeover mean?

For the first time in its 21-year history in SA, the 71-year-old Elle media brand will be published by a 100% black-owned media company.

This means that our own people and media will have a stronger voice of communicating and projecting what is uniquely African and at an international standard.

This means black girls can dream far beyond their borders and colour outside of the lines, dominate and own things. This win is for all of us.

We eagerly await  the power and influence this takeover will have over the next generation. We celebrate with you!

#HalalaThings

#Womandla

The day I start my magazine…

Researching the magazine and media landscape made me realize that investors and advertising are the lifeline of it – as with any business venture. As much as that may be a challenge to overcome, it still won’t hinder me from creating and publishing my own. Every great plan or dream comes with a plethora of tests, but beginning with the goal in mind pushes one to reach the finish line.

“You are your deepest desire. As is your desire so is your intention. As is your intention so is your will. As is your will so is your deed”.

Watching the below video  reminded me of the value and substance I want to continuously celebrate and record one day.  My desire is for women to feel fearless, beautiful and needed after going through the pages. I want them to eagerly anticipate the next issue, have their boundaries pushed and  paradigms shifted.  I’d like many others to contribute just to show how everything is possible and permissible. I want my magazine to be a community effort, soulful relief and source of quality information.

I’m just putting it out there. The Lord knows the desires of my heart.  Can’t wait until it happens.

#Womandla

A day in the life of Khanyi Dhlomo

I whizzed through lunch time traffic, ran up the infamous Jammie stairs and caught a great sight of the astute and graceful media, manufacturing and property mogul. (I MEAN GIIRRRRRRLLLL). Donning a draped, bottle green dress- she exuded confidence and so much poise.

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Khanyi and the InvestSoc.UCT committee

The purpose of her talk was unfolding “A day in the Life of Khanyi.”

She shared her life story from her (hard to believe) tomboy days to being the face of Thandi magazine at the age of 16. Her journey then saw her host the 8pm news and also during that time, she was Fashion and Beauty Assistant for True Love magazine.  Because she is amazing, she became editor of the magazine for eight years before jetting off to the UK to do her MBA at Harvard. (Shine!)

Here are the nine points she nailed down and elaborated on during her talk (all of which were supported by quotes- as she does):

  1. Be clear and specific about what you want.
  2. Take the road less travelled. Look for chances and opportunities. There are no wrong turns.
  3. Shift from “What do I get?” to “What do I give?”
  4. Know the power of focus. Choose one focus, master and give your 100% to it.
  5. Embrace failure. It’s an opportunity to be and do better. We are meant to grow.
  6. Prioritize to find balance. ‘Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”
  7. Know and embrace your power. Negotiate for what you are worth.
  8. Master yourself, master your thoughts. Autosuggest and affirm yourself with your beliefs.
  9. Choose to be positive. Soldier on, regardless.

She touched on Luminance, Destiny, travel, mentorship, money, intelligent investments and habits. Folks, you just had to be there!

Thanks to the UCT InvestSoc group, I finally had the pleasure of “meeting” my #CareerCrush, Khanyi Dhlomo.

Now, I’m about to SLAY.

#Womandla