Meet Sam, a food enthusiast, closet comedienne and music aficionado!
Samkelwe Gqomo is the Founding Editor of womandla.com, a women empowerment blog which aims to celebrate and empower women in Africa and around the globe through digital media.
Her vision for the platform is to:
1. To build networks for young scholars and professionals across the globe
2. To educate South African girls by raising funds for their tuition through digital advertising and
3. To establish online mentorship/mentee relationships for young girls.
Womandla.com uses story-telling as a tool for social innovation, community enrichment and transformation. This platform has afforded her an invitation to the United Nations in Bangkok, for a leadership symposium in August 2017.
Sam is a Marketing Executive for a software and web development company in Cape Town. In her spare time she loves to write, travel, read, coordinate events and try out different cuisines. She is 26 years old, a brazen Christian and visionary.
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Lixesha, (isiXhosa for It’s time), is the theme for TedxCapeTown Women!
Time is an elusive concept. While the West has defined a set of rules by which the modern world measures time, there remain vastly different understandings of the concept which impacts the way communities and cultures organize their world.
Time, whether linear or cyclical, finite or never-ending, nonetheless provides an ideological perspective through which we live our daily lives, reference our pasts, and envision our futures.
TEDxCapeTownWomen believes it is time. It is time to interrogate this very concept from a uniquely South African perspective. How can we look differently at our history in order to better shape our future narrative? How can we uncover alternative ways of knowing that can serve our nation better? How does adopting a more holistic and African perspective shape the way we interact with sexuality, technology, gender?
It is also time to be both brave, and humble, and confront some of the most pressing issues our city and country faces, some of which themselves are a result of unequal access to precious resources such as “time”.
I cannot wait to be part of this conversation..
I’m staying in the groove as a woman on the move!