The Networking Woman

The Governing Woman

The Healing Woman

The Guiding Woman

The Business Woman

The Mining Woman

The Harvesting Woman

Thobeka Ndlovu, 30

Thobeka Ndlovu, 30

“I lost my brother in the process of him trying to find a job in this country. Now I strive to give back to my community, in remembrance of him, so no one finds themselves in the same situation.”

Mpho Motloung, 39

Mpho Motloung, 39

“Growing up, I was fed the wrong information about periods. I don’t want my daughter, or anyone, to have the same experience.”

“Giving period products to menstruators is just part of the solution; there is a lot of education that is needed as well.”

Nonkululeko Mtshali, 34

Nonkululeko Mtshali, 34

“Vintage Girls is not just an organisation, it is a calling that will grow with me until I die. I live for Vintage Girls; it is my life.”

Refilwe Ledwaba, 41

Refilwe Ledwaba, 41

“In my 20 years in the industry and from advice I received early on in my career, I discovered that there were far more people who wanted me to succeed than those that did not. I seek those people out.”

S’phelele Moshobane, 30

S’phelele Moshobane, 30

“I aspire to build leaders who will lead and mentor others. I also aspire to establish hubs where women and girl children will have access to resources and mentorship in business.”

Sue Hedden, 38

Sue Hedden, 38

“In standing together as a community, we are trying to effect change for the good of everyone. By keeping the most vulnerable groups, such as children and the elderly, at the centre of our hearts, we have been able to have a stronger and more powerful voice and have protected our community members.”

Mmabatho Makotanyane, 32

Mmabatho Makotanyane, 32

“There’s this notion that women are jealous of each other, but through our sessions we see women come together with the vision of empowering each other.”

Lebogang Mashigo, 35

Lebogang Mashigo, 35

“If you have disabled kids, don’t keep them at home; there are opportunities outside.”

Lusanda Ngesi, 41

Lusanda Ngesi, 41

“I am a strong believer that whatever you set your mind to is possible.”