Greetings from our Forbes Business Coach

Greetings from our Forbes Business Coach

Womandla is partnering with Forbes Business Coach, Tamiko Cuellar  for her “Own Your Brilliance” launch next Monday! Tamiko coaches high-performing, purpose-driven women executives, managers and leaders with strategies on how to successfully transition into entrepreneurship.

Watch the video and join the journey from the comfort of your home by signing up here.

Please feel free to send this link to your colleagues, mentors and business partners around the globe, as there will be valuable information shared.

Set a reminder on your calendar and clock. We look forward to e-meeting with you!

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Womandla partners with FORBES Business Coach

Womandla partners with FORBES Business Coach

Calling all Cape Town based business-minded individuals! This November, Womandla will be hosting Forbes International Business Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, at her “Own Your Brilliance” book signing and mini-workshop.

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The book has been endorsed by Parminder Vir, CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria.

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Cuellar coaches high performing, purpose driven women globally on ways to transition into entrepreneurship and growth. She will be giving away two of her books (to the value of R190 each) at the event. Attendees must be present to win.

Event details are as follows:
DATE: Monday, 20 November 2017
VENUE: Cape Town, Workshop 17, The Watershed, V & A Waterfront.
SIGN UP for your single ticket to the Own your Brilliance mini workshop and book signing. Please note that the prize pertains to her book which will also be on sale.
TO ENTER: Simply fill in your details before close of business on Monday, 13 November 2017 to stand a chance of winning a spot. Register at www.brilliancebook2017.eventbrite.com.

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Miss Eastern Cape- a pageant with a purpose

Miss Eastern Cape- a pageant with a purpose

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I recently had the experience of being on a panel of what I thought was a beauty pageant. At the time of accepting the invitation, I had several reservations. Based on what I write about and who I am, you would know that I never want to be in a position of power that “judges” people according to their looks and legs and not who they are. That’s not who I am (anymore).The All-Girls’ school paradigm and standard of mainstream beauty has long evaded me and helping ladies feel secure in themselves is who I have chosen to be. I also advocate against the objectification of women which exploits their souls by the instrumentality of their bodies.

I walked into the venue filled with giggling girls in their high heels. Some looked eager, some nervous and others inert.

I spotted the organizer and brains behind the initiative, Zikhona Ngxata, who looked like one of the girls herself. Zikhona was a pageant queen and still holds the title and passion in her heart, which is why she brought this competition to life.

Of course, I snowballed her with questions about the pageant before sitting on the judging seat, just to ease my conscience.

Firstly I learnt that the pageant has two categories, Miss Eastern Cape (Ages 20-30) and Miss Eastern Cape Teen (ages 13-19). Secondly, the beauty pageant is focused on developing and empowering young girls and young women from the Eastern Cape.

Having looked at the social ills in our province, Zikhona’s team together with the Departments of Health and Education, found that the Eastern Cape is one of the provinces that is mostly affected by teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, poverty and illiteracy. Zikhona’s company came up with this campaign that tries to deter these young girls and young women away from the streets and instill value and principles of self-love and self-value.  Lastly, Miss Eastern Cape looks to develop these young ladies from a holistic approach; spiritually, politically, economically and socially.

Miss Eastern Cape (incl Teen) will instill values of gratitude,with the knowledge of the blood shed for our freedom. The onus  is on us to sustain and maintain this honour instead of abusing it. Furthermore, the women will work together with their chosen communities to build an even brighter and better future for our lovely, province and country.

Eastern Cape is the ‘home of legends’ and if we do not step up to the plate as young people, that statement will remain a part of history.

Women have  power to influence and need to be cognizant of it and activate it. This collective  influence will raise an army that will go together in fighting the social ills and making the province a better place to live in.

I believe this is the start of great things for the Eastern Cape and South Africa at large. The message behind this concept “beauty with purpose” completely overturns the external trajectory of outer beauty and focuses on the inner, truest beauty, compassion and social responsibility.

Needless to say, I was happy to be part of the Port Elizabeth panel and a keen supporter of this cause. Women, thou art loosed!

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*Miss Eastern Cape will be held at the East London International Convention Centre on 6 December 2014. Miss Eastern Cape and Miss Eastern Cape Teen  tickets are R 120.00 normal seats and R250.00 for VIP, (VIP includes a 3 course cocktail meal) and are available at Computicket!

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A real woman…

A real woman...

So often on Twitter and other social media platforms, men have some sort of entitlement enforcements, ideologies and ludicrous standards of what “a real woman is.” Little do some women know that their identities are locked up in their personal pursuits, purposes in life, and people and opportunities that come their way. What we as women do with these, define who we are. So it’s not how well you cook, or how many children you can have or how competently you measure up to a man’s mother, but rather the light that is in your eyes and wisdom in your mind.

We are all different and that is what makes us the same. We are all real women.