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About Aarifa and Chique Events:
Chique Events is an owner-managed black economic empowered business that focuses on providing a diverse range of workshop activities and events which are strategically structured to accurately obtain and maintain a database of satisfied clients. The activities and events designed by the business are awareness-creating and knowledge-enhancing seminars and events that allow for our clients to receive professional assistance whilst having an enticing and exciting time. Our aim is to empower women in an individual capacity by focusing on the methods in which to achieve personal growth.
The events that the business provides to its clients include the following:
▪ High Tea Spa Day
▪ Woman Empowerment Seminars/workshop
▪ Franchise Launch
▪ Product Launch
▪ Gala Dinner
▪ Luxury accommodation
▪ Corporate events
I am Ayanda Mafuleka, and I am 37 years of age. I hail from the most beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal; I was born in Umlazi, south of Durban.
"I am very passionate about woman empowerment. I am where I am today because of the women who believed and invested in me. I surround myself with women who pushed me to achieve and I spent time reading about other women who are ‘woman of substance and stature’ in their own right like Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, Lesego Sennelo, Nonkululeko Gobodo, Nonhlanhla Khumalo, and Dr Judy Dlamini. I always strive to do the same for other women who come after me. I mentor young and old women in and outside my team as much as I can.
“What the mind conceives, it can achieve”
After I matriculated and I studied for a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting at UKZN. After graduating with a BCom degree, I started my career in Finance working at Transnet, for various business units namely, Spoornet as Professional Officer, National Ports Authority as Finance Reporting Manager, and Transtel, as Accounts Manager. I then joined Sunflower Housing Company, social housing company of Anglo Platinum as Management Accountant where I was responsible for establishing the finance department. I then joined the South African Post Office, as Senior Financial Manager. Whilst working I was studying towards BCom Honours (CTA) to pursue a qualification in Chartered Accountancy (CA). I resigned to join the National Treasury to complete CA articles and I qualified in 2012. After qualifying as a CA, I worked for the Department of Home Affairs as Director: Finance, after 3 years joined Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo and GM: Finance. In 2014 at a tender age of 34 years I was appointed by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) as CFO. With effect from 1 February 2018 I was appointed as the CFO of African Exploration, Mining and Finance Corporation SOC Ltd.
Throughout my career of 15 years in finance, I have always strived to leave a mark and I have left legacies of clean audits, sound financial management of turning around an entity from a deficit to a surplus position, put in effective processes and controls as well as governance structures. I always lead A-teams and I make sure that I excel in my area of expertise.
During my tenure at the NCR I started quarterly ‘Tea with the CFO’ sessions where we tackle women issues enjoy empowering my colleagues in financial and budget related issues. I still keep up to date and contribute in academia through marking assignments for a particular university. Throughout the years I have been associated with organisations such as African Women Chartered Accountants, BMF and ABASA.
Outside of work, I have been involved in youth related activities in church, where I am part of the team that plans Annual Career Expo for young people in the Vaal. I have been a volunteer for SAICA to observe municipality elections in 2016. I have been part of the women movement called ‘’Women Who Stand in Prayer’’ where we meet monthly in Alberton to empower and impart wisdom in the spiritual matters.
I am a mother of three (3) children, 2 girls and a boy. I am a child of God before anything."
We focus on building long lasting relationships with our clients through providing objective and professional services according to their needs.
Our insight into the dynamic operations of modern day businesses and the service we endeavour to provide set us apart from the rest. We value the relationships we develop with our clients and strive to make them grow from strength to strength as we provide services covering all aspects of the operations of their businesses. For more information visit: www.brendmo.co.za.
About Brenda and her company:
My father started his accounting business when I was well in my teens. As I was older and more mature I realized the challenges that came with it but also experienced the beauty of running it. I realized the significance it had even on us, his family. People associated us with the success that came with my father, even when we were not involved in the running of the business. Out of this experience, I also wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, be the last hope to those that would have thrown in the towel. Starting my own business also meant having the flexibility to be there for my children, to see them grow and guide them through to be responsible adults.
The culture at university and during my articles associated success with powerful careers. Starting a business was associated with risks and unrewarded hard work as well as frustrations. During that time starting my own business was just an idea more than a reality. I also realized that in the accounting and auditing field, flexibility is merely a dream. The long hours and challenges meant that the difference and impact I always wanted would not be achieved in that setup. My friend and co-business partner Mollen Mukuze sparked my idea and challenged us to start a business. This revived my dream. It was a scary experience but I jumped into it as my inner goal was bigger than anything. Thank God I listened to my inner heart . At that point I didn’t have much to lose, being someone who had just finished articles and I didn’t have job commitments. I decided that the only time to build my business was then...
Brendmo Incorporated was born after writing our final qualifying exams in 2014 with only articles to show for experience. Looking back, that was a brave and bold decision we took. With no managerial or high corporate experience it was merely faith that drove us. God blessed us exceedingly as we both passed and qualified as CAs when Brendmo Incorporated was already in the initiation stage. I came to realize that it’s not the have’s that drive but rather the determination and zeal to have. l have since grown my business as well as an individual.
“I am grateful to family and friends for making me realise my dream. I am thankful to WOS for creating a platform to grow our business to greater heights and make a significance to people’s lives. Limitations do not have control over the greatness in us. To those who truly believe in themselves, anything is possible.”
Cindy’s life draws a parallel to her surname, Diamond, in that it is multi-faceted, but each facet plays an equally important role in her life. Starting off her career over 20 years ago with a degree in psychology, Cindy’s drive for understanding the human psyche still remains her passion and has set her in good stead in all areas of her life.
As Mediamark’s Group Sales Director and one of the founders, Cindy Diamond leads top sales teams tasked to craft multichannel advertising solutions for brands. Cindy has been instrumental in Mediamark’s transformation from a radio sales house to a media results company drawing on the benefits of radio, digital, TV, content and events, including events and activations. Under her management, Mediamark has won numerous industry awards, recognising their sales excellence, innovation and successful campaign results.
More about Cindy:
Cindy is a wife and mother of 3 children and ensures she is always very involved in her family’s life providing a constant presence as well as strong support to both her husband and children. Even though her schedule is hectic and there is often not enough hours in the day, each day, Cindy still finds time for a session at the gym as well as a moment of prayer, strongly believing in a healthy body, soul and mind.
Cindy excels in all spheres of her life, with not one facet achieving less attention than the next. Her passion for a quick thrill saw her summiting Kilimanjaro as well as engaging in activities such as rock climbing and open water canoeing.
In her downtime, you will find her and her family actively engaged in outdoor activities, whether it be riding with their Harley Davison motorcycle Club, cheering her kids on the sports field or simply relaxing with her friends and family over a fine single malt.
Cindy Diamond is an exceptionally gifted leader who can inspire and lead people to achieve amazing things. Following in her late father’s footsteps, Cindy entrenches herself in community based projects, ranging from youth counselling and women mentoring to fund raising initiatives for social development and change.
She is an asset to her company and a reliable, honest and fair leader to her team. Cindy is not afraid to jump into the trenches and join the infantry. As a General, she commands respect and despite her success and achievements over the years, Cindy remains humble, considerate and sincere.
"A true Diamond – multi-faceted and multi talented"
About Dee and her business:
Dee lives with her husband, Pat, and two children in Centurion, Gauteng. She is the owner of T&T Business Solutions.
Dee has been involved in organisational development and human resource empowerment and motivation for the past 20 years, extensively within the Corporate world, both locally as well as internationally. She holds qualifications from the University of Johannesburg and the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and is an accredited and registered Assessor through the ETDP Seta to conduct Outcomes Based Assessments. Dee has facilitated and developed training within very diverse portfolios, such as Sales, Service, Parts, Learnerships, Computer Literacy, Trainee – Executive Management, Product Training, Customer Service, Human Resources, and Driver Training, to name a few. She has established herself as an excellent and respected HRD Practitioner and Human Resources Development Specialist.
In addition to the above, Dee also specialises in the field of building High Performance Teams and Conflict Resolution and has a passion for the empowerment and development of women and youth.
Training and Transformation Business Solutions has been contracted to Woman of Stature to facilitate the 5 Pillars of Empowerment Learning Journey. (click here for more information on the 5 Pillars)
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About Elrike and her business:
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18-year old Katlego Ncala is a young lady who possess the attribute of true leadership and is seen as a role model by her community and fellow youth in South Africa.
At the age of 16 she registered her company Petropower South Africa which is a private company that supplies renewable energy.
She then decided to take on Distance Education at British International College to learn more about renewable energy. One day she hopes she can start storing oil, but for now her main focus is supplying solar geysers and panels.
Ncala has her own organization under the Katlego Ncala Foundation called ‘Raise Her Standards’, a mentorship programme, which is a project that has been warmly received by various departments and schools. ‘Katlego believes in feeding the mind in a positive manner. She has aimed the programmes on addressing issues such as: Teenage Pregnancy; Drug Abuse; Female Hygiene; Business & Development Skills. Partnered with Kuzodlula Tours, they have managed to mentor 90% of the schools in the Ekhurleni District.
Kat's Vision for 2018 and beyond is to take her ‘Raise Her Standards’ tour over 7 provinces in the country and, in years to come, 5 African countries.
More about Kat:
In 2016 she was awarded the opportunity to be a presenter on South Africa's biggest youth show, YOTV. She presents the Blue Couch on Tuesday addressing issues that youth people face daily and on Saturday she is part of the Big Breakfast show where she presents the Sports segment.
The young teen has focused many of her television appearances on motivating and encouraging the youth. She describes this as "a way of giving back because when I started out in the industry there was no 16 year old to tell me that it's possible".
Katlego is the epitome of a driven self-starter. She played the first team soccer squad at school and has competed in a variety of sports. In 2015 she was the ambassador of FSP (Football Solves Problems ) an organization aimed at educating youth about life skills through sports.
A Philanthropist at Heart:
Serving the community is something Kat is passionate about. She describes taking care of the less fortunate and showing compassion to others as part of her culture; a demonstration of Ubuntu. Under the Katlego Ncala foundation, she often does voluntarily ad hoc work with Roche Pharmaceutical Company on their programme called ‘Children Living with Diabetes’.
Kat is also involved with many other charity organizations, and regularly donates and collects goods for child-headed families.
She has been the guest speaker for events such as ‘She Cares’ as well as the ‘International Inspiring Woman’s Network Foundation’ (IIWNF), an organisation that empowers and inspires women in business . She has attended several Stay Alive & Stay Alert events, as part of a team that shares information with school children about road safety.
She is also the founder of the DreamGirls pageant, an annual pageant that was started in 2013 Katlego and her sister host the Dreamgirls pageant in aid of a charity of their choice.
“If you want to do something great it can be achieved with the right mindset. You can lead, inspire and motivate right where you are”.
Katlego strives to achieve her goal of being an activist to the youth. Many look up to the rising star as her following on social media inspires thousands. Katlego uses platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to get her message across to the youth. She is passionate about leading Africa’s youth in a positive and educated direction.
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About Lynn Hill:
Lynn is an Inspirational Speaker, Authoress, Life Coach and Columnist. Her daily inspiration in all national newspapers reaches 7 million South Africans per day. She embodies passion, excellence and resilience. Lynn has authored her first book which she plans to self-publish, as well as created inspirational products which includes the co-branded Woman of Stature Inspirational Journal which is launching soon.
Her work has been endorsed by leadership guru and authoress, Professor Shirley Zinn. She has been invited to collaboratively work with Celebrity Clinical Psychologist, Charissa Bloomberg (of whom Prof. Thuli Madonsela is a patron) on Integrity Leadership. Lynn Hill has recently been invited to speak at two conferences in the USA and plans to expand her speaking engagements globally in 2018.
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