The Women in STEAM Awards are back!

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Nominate yourself or any woman in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics fields and those who advocate for STEM and recognize excellence among those who strive to make a positive difference in their communities. The ARTS category applies to women who demonstrate an exceptional use of creative arts and innovation e.g. Design Thinking in the STEM fields.

Nominations can be sent for entrepreneurs or professionals of any related organisation from all industries and from the private and public sectors.

Colleagues, family and friends can send in nominations or candidates can simply nominate themselves here.

Please ensure that the candidate nominated fits into the criteria provided on the application form.

Awards Timelines:

Nominations close: 15 July 2022
Awards ceremony: 27 Aug 2022

You have two weeks to apply!

ALL THE BEST!

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Mentorship: Confidence & Vision

“Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude” – Michelle Obama

By Anda Gqwaka

Confidence can never be borrowed. Rather, it is anchored through knowledge of and being steady in who you are. Our mentees recently embarked on this journey at the Confidence workshop. They were encouraged to step out of their comfort zones to share about themselves. It was a space to learn how to confidently express themselves, and their passions. Goals were set for this year as they communicated their desires with academics, expectations and points of growth towards personal development.

It was a kaleidoscope of expressions. Various activities were done which included painting what this space of power meant to them. Each painting was unlike any from their peers and unique. A testament as if to ask where else would this confidence stem from? It is in being different and walking in it confidently. This difference from among the rest is what anchors one to be themselves. 

In building on this foundation, we followed up with our Annual Vision Board Workshop. Watching them present their wildest dreams and ideas was a great privilege. It was growth worth noting as those who had begun fearful speaking in front of others, were now sharing their dreams before their peers with such confidence. These vision boards were so different and unique to each mentee. They were beaming as they told their stories of what they envision for the future. Learning communication skills will take them further in achieving their goals, to being successful in their academics and growing in their social and family lives.
Our mentees are on a journey. One that begins with confidence in who they are. One that has a future filled with hope.

As if that was not enough, we build on sure foundations.

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Careers Expo 2022


Calling all Cape Town based businesses to give back to the Community! Exhibit your business at the Isilimela High School Career Expo, where you will receive an opportunity to share knowledge about your business and industry to the learners.

Date: Friday, 29 April 2022
Time: 10:00am – 15:00pm
Venue: Isilimela High School, Langa Cape Town


Contact us on info@womandla.com for more sign-up details!

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Happy 2022!

It’s safe to say we are back and ready for the year of DOUBLE!

With double the excitement mounting, we are hoping to make double the impact as we climatise to the new normal.

We cannot thank our community, supporters, and donors (shoutout DGMT) enough for your generosity and involvement in the foundation in 2021.

A special word of thanks goes out to the Mentorship, STEAM and Entrepreneurship & Development committees who showed up in leaps and bounds by providing resources to run our programmes and events.

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Some of our highlights:

MANCOSA came on board as a partner and has been instrumental in carrying out our shared values. With school shoes donated to our chosen school and venues provided nationwide, our impact can now have a wider reach. MANCOSA has also donated bursaries for women in the Womandla community and our STEAM award winners!

We also hosted our successful hybrid STEAM awards, hosted by the Editor of GQ South Africa, Molife Kumona, and keynote address by Poppy Mhlungu-Khoza, CEO of CAA. We awarded shining beacons who have shown promise and great achievement in their industry. Catch the awards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgadEJdKeV8

The media has always had our back and have been a great voice to amplify our activism, education and vision to equip, empower and inspire women and girls (and anyone listening really) in the African Diaspora!

This year, we have so much planned across all disciplines and invite you to journey with us!

As always, we encourage you to follow our social media pages to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Womandla Foundation. Please feel free to reach out to partner, sponsor or volunteer to our cause.

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Say NO! to Gender Based Violence with MANCOSA

Join us in standing up against Gender Based Violence as we draw strength and wisdom from courageous women from different industries.

It remains important for women to have a safe space to share there experiences and band together in the flight against GBV, which is why sessions such as these are necessary.

Date Saturday, 14th August, 2021
Time: 10:30am

To register for the event, visit:

https://mancosa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DYu4JDEfSYGrddJJUkIR7g

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Womandla Women in STEAM Awards 2021

The Womandla Foundation will be hosting the second Women in STEAM Awards on 28 August 2021.

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The Awards shines light on the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and advocacy for STEM and recognizes excellence among those who strive to make a positive difference in their communities. This year we have included the ARTS industry to the categories, which demonstrates an exceptional use of arts and innovation in the STEM fields.


“Part of bridging the gender disparity is us taking the opportunity to celebrate women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who against all odds are making outstanding contributions within their respective fields,” Says Rumbi Maisva, Head of STEAM at the Womandla Foundation.


The Womandla Women in STEAM Award winners will be announced on the morning of 28 August 2021 at the virtual award ceremony.


We encourage every female and organisation across South Africa to put forward their success stories with regards to gender empowerment.

Submit your entry here to be considered for this year’s Womandla Women in STEAM Awards.


This year, the awards will take on a hybrid approach and will take place at the MANCOSA Learning Centre in Cape Town and online.

Applications close on 30 July 2021.

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Grow My Business Masterclass returns

The Grow My Business Africa Masterclass is back for the second running and will take place virtually AND physically in Cape Town.

The concept of the Masterclass stems from an Entrepreneur’s frustration of leaving a workshop or business conference inspired, but without deliverables, actionable steps or practical tools to apply in their business.

The objective is not to just inspire SMME’S and emerging entrepreneurs or professionals, but to EDUCATE them and provide tools that they can apply in their business or careers by means of a workbook.

Each attendee receives a Tailored Workbook on:

-Business Growth Strategies

-Pivoting

-Finance and Funding

It gets depressing to work hard and have nothing to show for it. Join us as we learn from marketer, Sbusiso Kumalo, and Leaveil de Fountain from Allan Gray, on how to better position your business for Growth, financial literacy and how to access funding.

Dont’t miss it! Book your tickets here:

https://www.quicket.co.za/events/121105-grow-my-business-africa/?preview=t

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WOMEN UNITED HEALTH EXPO

4IRCARE and CliniMed have joined forces to support women fighting against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The event takes on an expo form to educate people about all things health and to raise funds for safe houses, shelters and homes.

4IRCARE is a tech-based platform which provides affordable and innovative virtual access to private health practitioners, virtual pharmacies and virtual consultations.

Clinimed is a private healthcare facility that offers primary medical care, dental health care, wellness programmes, optometry and aesthetic solutions.

We have identified your company as a partner in the health industry and would like to offer you an opportunity to exhibit at the Expo.

For more information, email: info@4ircare.co.za

MANCOSA – Women’s Leadership Webinar 2020

Join the annual MANCOSA @mancosa.africa Women’s Leadership Webinar in Partnership with Aspire Solutions on the 3rd October from 10am to 11am via Zoom (link will be sent through once your ticket has been purchased) for a morning filled with women empowering women, the current Gender-based Violence epidemic, parenting during the pandemic, as well as success stories and the journey of our amazing panel of speakers!

Here with the Quicket link for ticket purchasing: https://bit.ly/2GqMVyL

The line-up for the event:

MC, TV presenter, and actress – Ayanda Dlamini

Business Director – Mushfiqoh Samodien

Founder and Director of Womandla Foundation – @sam_gqomo

Occupational Therapist and specialist in Parenting – Nasreen Cariem

Keeping the best for last, the talented musician and performer – Ashur Petersen will be keeping you all entertained with his artistry.

Gift boxes to the value of R500, filled with amazing items from various sponsors! These boxes will either need to be collected from one of the MANCOSA centers or couriered.

ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL GO TO RAPE CRISIS

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE!

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Fearless Mondays series for women in entrepreneurship #SEW2020

#SEW is an annual national program aimed at raising awareness of entrepreneurship as a career, as well as emphasising the benefits of having the best of both worlds as a student and an entrepreneur.

This year, #SEW2020 will be hosting a webinar series which will focus on various issues faced by women entrepreneurs  within the  entrepreneurship space so as to align with Women’s Month. 

Our Founding Director, Sam Gqomo, has been chosen as one of the speakers and will be addressing the concept of IKIGAI – How to link your passion to your purpose – Strategies for bringing your Vision to Life – How to create your business strategy for Impact Work.

The webinars will be a 5-part series which will be held every Monday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm.

Register today by clicking on the link https://entrepreneurship.mandela.ac.za/  and complete the #SEW2020 attendance register.

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