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

Career counsellor/career development coach/human resources specialist
Career Hot-Spot
KwaZulu-Natal

“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.”

Andie Reeves | mg.co.za
Mpho Motloung, 39

Mpho Motloung, 39

Founder
Petals SA
Johannesburg

“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.”

Andie Reeves | mg.co.za
Refilwe Ledwaba, 41

Refilwe Ledwaba, 41

Executive director, pilot, blogger and lecturer
South African Women in the Aviation and Aerospace Industries, and Girls Fly in Africa Programme
Johannesburg

“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.”

Sandiso Ngubane | mg.co.za
S’phelele Moshobane, 30

S’phelele Moshobane, 30

Founder and managing director
The Noble Woman
Tzaneen

“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.”

Sandiso Ngubane | mg.co.za
Sue Hedden, 38

Sue Hedden, 38

Founder and director
Woza Moya
Ufafa Valley

“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.”

Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | mg.co.za
Lebogang Mashigo, 35

Lebogang Mashigo, 35

Supervisor
Lesco
Johannesburg

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

Andie Reeves | mg.co.za
Lusanda Ngesi, 41

Lusanda Ngesi, 41

Environmental management manager
Eskom
Gauteng

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

Francesco Nassimbeni | mg.co.za