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I attended the UCT women in business High Tea at the Vineyard Hotel in Claremont, with special guest-speaker,  Suzanne Ackerman-Berman.  We were a group of about 30 ladies, all eager to hear about Suzanne’s personal story and insights on women in business. Meeting Suzanne at the UCT Women in Business High Tea, I was immediately drawn to her humble yet powerful nature. It is evident that she has a passion for food, innovation and development for small businesses. She is also extremely passionate about South Africa. Suzanne, spoke openly about her

If anyone has been to a shopping mall in the last week, you will understand my need to share this article. I found this interesting article by Emily Holland which explains the reason we shop and how to avoid the pressure to spend especially in the holiday season. The holidays can be a challenge in terms of spending. We feel pressure to buy gifts for our loved ones while simultaneously being bombarded by advertisements encouraging us to treat ourselves. By gaining an understanding of why we open our wallets in

The UCT GSB Women in Business Committee are delighted to invite you to their first afternoon High Tea. Guest speaker, Suzanne Ackerman, one of South Africa’s most inspirational women in business will be sharing her personal story and her insights on social inclusion and innovation in business. Please join us for an afternoon of inspiration and connectivity. Date: Friday 4th December 2015 Venue: The Vineyard Hotel Time: 14h30 – 16h30 Price: R250.00 per person RSVP Online Here More about the speaker: Suzanne Ackerman, Transformation Director, Pick ‘n Pay Suzanne was

“There has never been a better moment than the present to protect the planet for future generations,” – Paul Polman, Global CEO of Unilever. Unilever bright Future launched in South Africa on 01 June 2015. It is a global campaign that demonstrates Unilever’s commitment to create a bright future for all. In South Africa, it aims to focus the public on the challenges facing the world today. In his call to government, business and NGOs, Unilever Global CEO Paul Polman emphasised the company’s commitment to sustainable business practice, saying, “We

When we think of empowering ourselves as women, most of us think of spiritual, physical, occupational, social and emotional empowerment. Have you ever thought about how you can empower yourself through owning your finances? Financial empowerment can be achieved by educating and engaging yourself around your money so that you can make good financial decisions. Today we speak to Linda, a financial coach from The Abundance by Design programme on the importance of having the right mindset, our relationship with money and how to attract abundance. We often focus on

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