Nontokozo Gxumisa

Subsequent to the Digital Marketing Training offered UN Women, some of the members said: “We are representing women of substance” Nomsa Kula. “The Digital training was awesome. Am so great full. I learned so much and I just can’t wait to apply everything to my business. Knowledge is power. Thank you BWOSA”- Nontokozo Gxumisa


Sourcing and Sharing Opportunities including mentorship One of BWOSA pillars is mentorship. It is in mentorship relationship that women can realize their full potential and step into their terrain of influence. Nobuhle Ngqakayi attended a ICT business forum meeting because of the encouragement she received from her mentor-Ms Eugenia Kula-Ameyaw. She was among women who learned about business opportunities in the ICT sector. She walked away from the meeting saying “Women need to benefit IT business opportunities”

Linda Malangabi

BWOSA encourages its members not to walk into an opportunity alone, but rather to make room for others. Linda Malangabi (BWOSA member) was appointed to be a Non-Executive Director at AB350 Ltd serving in the Social and Ethics Committee in April because of another member. She said, “I would not have seen nor known about this position had Thembeka not posted it here on this (whatsapp) group. Thank you to everyone who keeps sharing of networking and business opportunities. Thank you Thembeka for suggesting my name”

Nomonde Mokgoasi

Reflecting on the lessons learnt at the networking session with the business delegation from Ghana, Nomonde Mokgoasi said “I can say the seminar was a great eye opener for me personally as it was my first time attending such business seminar. I learned lot about what Ghana government can offer us as South African. The opportunities they have are different and they can benefit a lot of women who are doing business in Tourism, ICT, Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Agro Processing as well as Property Development. For me personally and professional I was interested in the Tourism field since I am into Hospitality and Community programmes. I got the contacts and I also left my details. I also enquired about importing Ghana traditional fabric for assisting women in the community to start their own businesses “

Jacky Tlhaleroe

Young women from BWOSA attended a Future of Work Workshop hosted by ILO. One of the participants (Jacky Tlhaleroe) said the following“I found the workshop to be very interesting and very enlightening and as for me as a young person it gave me confidence that the South African government, ILO and everyone involved in the initiative is not only looking here but looking at the future. Decent work should be available to young people for the future. It was thought-provoking. The lesson I learnt from it is that it is important that when you plan you don’t just plan for here and now. But your planning should be five and twenty years in the future. Whatever decision you make now, will you be able to make the same decision in twenty years’ time? Will you be able to still to it?”