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#Newsmaker: Elevator appoints all-female leadership team
#Newsmaker: Elevator appoints all-female leadership teamArticle

With the imminent departure of one of the agency founders Mike Silver, specialist brand experience agency Elevator has appointed an all-female leadership team headed up by Catherine Mavrocoleas and Katherine Freemantle...

Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusionArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

Applications open for Women in Business programme
Applications open for Women in Business programmeArticle

Female entrepreneurs are being called to join the Top Tech Tools for Women in Business programme for 2020...

7 May 2020

The 2020 Santam Women of the Future search is on
The 2020 Santam Women of the Future search is onArticle

Santam, Fairlady and True Love magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in South Africa...

30 Apr 2020

This isn't a man's world: women in business
This isn't a man's world: women in businessArticle

Earlier in March, the world celebrated International Women's Day, which focuses on forging a gender-equal world, celebrating women's successes, and raising awareness of historic and present bias...

Lucy Desai 25 Mar 2020

Standard Bank, UN Women and CGE shine a light on Female Entrepreneurs
Standard Bank, UN Women and CGE shine a light on Female EntrepreneursArticle

Standard Bank Top Women is proud to announce its official support by internationally acclaimed moral leaders the United Nations Women and the Commission for Gender Equality...

Issued by Topco Media 9 Mar 2020

Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners announced
Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners announcedArticle

Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners were announced at the inaugural gala dinner held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex in Durban on Friday, 6 March 2020...

9 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities
#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunitiesArticle

Lien Potgieter, a colour intuitive, inspirational coach, and founder of Lien Potgieter Creative Consultancy, believes that colour allows people to explore new personal options and business opportunities.

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Mar 2020

Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen
Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomenArticle

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in AfricaArticle

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

Imran Salie 13 Feb 2020

Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazinesArticle

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

Meet Angie Frederic, your "tyre lady" from KZN
Meet Angie Frederic, your "tyre lady" from KZNArticle

Owner of Supa Quick Hillcrest, Angie Frederic's foray into entrepreneurship has been a long road that began in childhood...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2020

HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent
HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talentArticle

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, offers insight into how technology and education can help economic growth in Africa...

Imran Salie 6 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: The rising role of women in real estate - 2020 and beyond
#BizTrends2020: The rising role of women in real estate - 2020 and beyondArticle

According to a recent Time magazine article, women are 'on the brink of a massive power shift...

Yael Geffen 3 Jan 2020

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Teaching trade: the importance of empowering the female entrepreneurArticle

Maersk has developed a partnership with She-Trade, an initiative from the International Trade Centre, which aims to connect three million women entrepreneurs to the global markets by 2021...

Louise Burgers 17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Entrepreneurship
#BestofBiz 2019: EntrepreneurshipArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

13 Dec 2019

Hear Her Voice - Female Foundry to drive mentorship amongst female-led businesses across SSA
Hear Her Voice - Female Foundry to drive mentorship amongst female-led businesses across SSAArticle

Female Foundry is an initiative centred around mentoring women in business' that embody innovation, diversity, social sustainability and tech leadership...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 11 Dec 2019

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Closing the gender gap in financingArticle

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too "high risk" for financing...

29 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of love
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of loveArticle

Sine Ndlela is not yet 30 years old, but she's the founder of a thriving South African dairy-free ice-cream brand...

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something Different
#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something DifferentArticle

Kate Shepherd is the founding owner of design businesses; Something Different, Something Desired and Something Designed based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Nov 2019

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sectorArticle

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

Avon Justine's Precilla Kalogeropoulos offers advice to female entrepreneurs
Avon Justine's Precilla Kalogeropoulos offers advice to female entrepreneursArticle

According to statistics, women only make up 18.8% of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners in South Africa...

30 Oct 2019

Women find it hard to sustain tourism businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. Here's why
Women find it hard to sustain tourism businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. Here's whyArticle

The governments of the two West African countries could do more to enhance women's participation in tourism...

Albert N. Kimbu, Ewoenam A. Afenyo-Agbe, Issahaku Adam 25 Oct 2019

Imiso Ceramic Studio’s internationally renowned artist and cofounder Zizipo Poswa.
#FairnessFirst: Sipping on local craftsmanship with the Trenery Guild x Imiso collaborationArticle

The Cavendish Square branch of Trenery launched their collaboration with Imiso Ceramic Studio's internationally renowned artist and cofounder Zizipho Poswa, with a curated coffee and clay-inspired immersive experience on 21 October...

Leigh Andrews 24 Oct 2019

CiTi celebrates 20 years of excellence
CiTi celebrates 20 years of excellenceArticle

The ICT sector is not only one of the fastest-growing industries but it also creates millions of jobs...

15 Oct 2019

Duchess of Sussex meets local female entrepreneurs
Duchess of Sussex meets local female entrepreneursArticle

The Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) was honoured to host HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at its Woodstock Bandwidth Barn on the recent Royal Tour...

2 Oct 2019

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Popcorn Training picks up international awards for its "StandUps 4 Security" seriesArticle

Popcorn Training - a subsidiary of KnowBe4 - recently picked up a couple of international accolades...

30 Sep 2019

Women are a vital source of economic growth and development in Africa
Women are a vital source of economic growth and development in AfricaArticle

The JBS is running the Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Africa programme (WELA), in partnership with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in November 2019...

Liezl Rees & Nikitta Hahn, Issued by Johannesburg Business School 27 Sep 2019

Why more women should consider a career in compliance
Why more women should consider a career in complianceArticle

Compliance is an analytical and admin-intensive field. Financial services compliance is even more niche, and attention to detail is key in navigating the rules of the regulator. Managing the operations of a busy compliance practice is a rewarding job utilising my organisational and time management skills, and I get to work with a great network of people, many of whom are women...

Tanya van Aswegen 17 Sep 2019

Why digital marketing sets women in business apart
Why digital marketing sets women in business apartArticle

In South Africa, despite a move towards gender equality there is still a huge disparity between men and women in the workplace. However, the way in which this gap can be crossed is by using digital marketing...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 2 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: Ally Nezar says 'fintech was a natural fit'
#WomensMonth: Ally Nezar says 'fintech was a natural fit'Article

Ally Nezar is the marketing executive for Sureswipe, an independent card payment acceptance company in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2019

Women empowerment - MediaHeads 360 means business
Women empowerment - MediaHeads 360 means businessArticle

As Women's Month draws to a close, MediaHeads 360 looks back on a month dedicated to empowering and celebrating women in business...

Issued by MediaHeads 360 29 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 'We need to lead with intent, authenticity and purpose'
#WomensMonth: 'We need to lead with intent, authenticity and purpose'Article

BrandFusion's Katie Mohamed tells us more about the W-Suit Summit and where it's heading, her career in marketing so far and some of the challenges women in the industry face on a daily basis...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2019

7 business travel hacks for female road warriors
7 business travel hacks for female road warriorsArticle

In light of Women's Month this August, Nicole Adonis, FCM Travel Solutions' general manager, shares her business travel hacks, from balancing family and business travel to bleisure and packing tips...

27 Aug 2019

Funding for South Africa women entrepreneurs
Funding for South Africa women entrepreneursArticle

Starting a business is always a challenging objective, what makes it more challenging is trying to find funding...

26 Aug 2019

Keep adapting, be authentic and dance if you want to: Key lessons from inspiring women in business
Keep adapting, be authentic and dance if you want to: Key lessons from inspiring women in businessArticle

Women attending the 20th annual Women in Business Conference at the UCT Graduate School of Business heard powerful stories from women who are disrupting industries and changing the world...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Aug 2019

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#WomensMonth: Female leaders in travel share their secrets for successArticle

In celebration of Women's Month this August, three accomplished female leaders from South Africa's travel and tourism industry share some of their stories and advice for other female employees and leaders...

Jenna Berndt 20 Aug 2019

Women in construction: More progress needed
Women in construction: More progress neededArticle

Construction remains a male-dominated industry but there are signs that women are starting to become better represented in this sector - to its great potential benefit...

Boitumelo Thipe 20 Aug 2019

Gender equality makes good business sense
Gender equality makes good business senseArticle

'The Rise of Eve' recognises the rise of the female economy as women increasingly take the lead at home and the workplace...

20 Aug 2019

Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA - Sandwich Baron CEO
Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA - Sandwich Baron CEOArticle

Sandwich Baron CEO and founder Sally J'Arlette-Joy believes that women-led businesses are the key to alleviating South Africa's growing unemployment rate...

20 Aug 2019

Winners of Fairlady Santam 2019 Women of the Future Awards: Rensha Manuel, Nondumiso Sibaya and Phillipa Geard. Image supplied.
Fairlady Santam 2019 Women of the Future Awards announces winnersArticle

The winners of the 2019 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards were announced at a VIP luncheon MC'd by businesswoman and Women of the Future judge, Johanna Mukoki...

16 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Red Cherry's Pheladi Mphahlele shares powerful advice for women in marketing
#WomensMonth: Red Cherry's Pheladi Mphahlele shares powerful advice for women in marketingArticle

Red Cherry's Pheladi Mphahlele lists a few challenges she has witnessed and experienced as a female in the marketing and advertising industry and gives practical advice on how women can overcome these barriers and break the proverbial glass ceiling...

Juanita Pienaar 16 Aug 2019

CiTi partners with City of Cape Town to empower female entrepreneurs
CiTi partners with City of Cape Town to empower female entrepreneursArticle

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

16 Aug 2019

Industry leaders inspire attendees to be #Limitless at sold-out FNB Business Women's Breakfast
Industry leaders inspire attendees to be #Limitless at sold-out FNB Business Women's BreakfastArticle

800 attendees were inspired to be #Limitless at the FNB Business Women's Breakfast held in association with East Coast Radio on Tuesday, 13 August 2019, at the Durban ICC...

Issued by East Coast Radio 15 Aug 2019

Carol Weaving named as a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards for second year
Carol Weaving named as a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards for second yearArticle

A role model for gender empowerment, Carol Weaving - managing director of Reed Exhibitions - has been announced as a finalist in the 16th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards.

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 15 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Sumaya Mokgopo is breaking tech's glass ceiling
#WomensMonth: Sumaya Mokgopo is breaking tech's glass ceilingArticle

Sumaya Mokgopo, a business analyst at Digiterra, is one of many women in the tech industry defying the "norm"...

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Aug 2019

It's time to support SA's women in business!
It's time to support SA's women in business!Article

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018...

14 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Yolandi Strauss' passion lies in empowering women in tech
#WomensMonth: Yolandi Strauss' passion lies in empowering women in techArticle

Yolandi Strauss is the Agile Head of Product Delivery for Basalt, an international tech solution provider...

Evan-Lee Courie 13 Aug 2019

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