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Empowerment

Roxanne Botman

I met Roxanne Botman about 3 years ago, and was instantly aware of her authenticity. She carries herself with great dignity and is confident about who she is. This is a strong woman who speaks openly about her partner, Candice, and the challenges gay couples/individuals face in South Africa. I’ve also witnessed (from afar) Roxanne face adversities and how she handled them with such grace, maintaining a positive outlook on life and not allowing circumstances to make her bitter. Before you start reading my interview with her, I’d really like

Mind the Curves

There is nothing more powerful than a woman who loves herself, exudes confidence and promotes a positive body image. During various conversations with women over the years, I often find them complaining about their bodies and weight. What would happen, if we started accepting and loving our bodies?  How many businesses would go bankrupt if we embraced our body type and chose to celebrate it? I like to introduce you to Meg from Mind the Curves blog.  Mind the Curves is a fashion and lifestyle blog for ladies with curvy

“Here’s a secret I learned after four years of research and interviews: women professionally thriving in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East share one common trait. They are all UNDETERRED.” – Rania Anderson I had the privilege of attending a seminar by Rania Anderson, a women I admire and respect, at the UCT Graduate School of business. Rania Anderson grew up in the Middle East and travelled all over the developing world. From the early age of 11, she questioned why young girls in India were not

Today, we speak to my dear friend Lee-Ann, mother of 2, her son Jude was diagnosed with Autism at the tender age of 2. He has made so much progression since then. LeeAnn shares her personal story about parenting a child with Autism, what made a difference for Jude and how the community can help. What is Autism? Autism is an umbrella term for a complex developmental disability also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD). Kids with autism typically have difficulties with verbal and non-verbal

This Girl Can

The last month has been tough for me, particularly because I have not been exercising regularly. My blood pressure has been really low making it challenging to exercise. And when I stop exercising, I tend to eat unhealthy. Eating unhealthy + little or no exercise = 🙁 I cannot blame my low BP for not exercising and 1 month can easily turn into 2, 3, 6 or 12 months. My attitude changed after I watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN7lt0CYwHg On Monday I walked for 20 minutes (brisk walking) and skipped to

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