WSWB: Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA networking event #4

Hello World. It’s time to Break out my fourth Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA post. If you are interested in reading about the others please click here, here and here to see how these events have grown!

We partnered with the PepperClub Hotel & Spa for this event . A five star luxury brand and it was evident from the moment we walked in. The staff took care of everything from set up, technical issues to break down. I knew who was assigned to the event when shifts changed, I was visited by the banqueting manager to see if I was happy with everything and because of all of this I was two hours ahead of schedule and could enjoy lunch before the event started, a luxury I have never had before.

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PepperClub Spa & Hotel welcomes our guests

Women Supporting Women in Business (WSWB) is a feature on the blog which inspired me to pilot The Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA event for The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). The feature highlights powerhouses who are doing amazing things in their field and I wanted to connect these women & start conversations in real life.

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Treats whipped up by The Cape Town Hotel School, Clover & Pepperclub Hotel & Spa

Putting together this type of event is exhausting and would not be possible without our partners. Our second collab was with The Cape Town Hotel School who I am lucky enough to have worked with twice now. They were responsible for our cupcakes, with my only brief being “PINK”!

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Loren, Fadwa & Lynne.

Another crucial collab is our speakers. Our panel of speakers for this event was resident life coach,Lynne Kock owner of Evolution Incorporated Coaching & Consulting and Loren Lee Langenhoven, personal stylist & owner of StylebyLoren.

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Loren Lee Langenhoven

And then to the thing that people love receiving the most at this event  but the thing that  gives me the most grey hairs. The goody bag. Getting goodies to fill this amaaazing bag is usually a nightmare. But my trusty sponsors Cosmopolitan, Woolworths, Benefit Cosmetics SA , Prestige, Reydiant Natural Skincare ,The Bees Knees, Cape Town Comedy Club and The Herb & Spice Factory Shop always send over the most beautiful goodies to give away.

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Recently I have also introduced an intimate shopping experience for attendees which gives business owners an opportunity to exhibit their wares and brand at the event.

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Stacey -Jane from African Secrets

As proud as I am of this event, what I enjoy most is that it has turned us all into a sisterhood, a #squad not afraid to listen or ask for help from a group of amazing ladies & know that help will be given but so will heart, soul and passion. As always thank you for reading & for supporting this event xx

WSWB:Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA networking event #3

Hello World . I am so excited to share my third Women supporting Women in Business (WSWB) Cuppa for CANSA event post. I piloted this event for The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) in March & I haven’t looked back. To read more about what this event is about click here.

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Our guest speakers & a mandatory pic

Women Supporting Women in Business has been a dream of mine for a few years.I wanted to provide a network of women to support each other & build each other up and I am extremely proud to see my dream come to life.

The event starts with a fire line up.The speakers are powerhouses & leaders in their respective fields each and everyone of them. Our first speaker was Dr Koebraa Peters (Marine Biologist) and co-owner of one of my most loved plus size friendly, modest wear and breast feeding friendly brand, Kalathea Clothing. Dr Peters shared what “Vision in Business” meant to her.

Next up we had Sue Faith Levy, director of marketing, Pr & Digital at the Radison Red who spoke about socialnomics. Radison Red were the hosts to our second event which you can read all about here.

At this event we were honoured to have our resident life coach Lynne Kock from Evolution Inc talk about vision & living a life of your dreams. Lynne has been pioneering the movement & walking the road with me since the inception but I have never been moved to goosebumps more than when Lynne spoke at this event. I guess that’s what happens when you live a passion filled life.

Our last guest speaker was Letishia Charles owner of Queen Bee Hospitality Marketing. Letishia shared great tips on using social media for business.

We started and ended the event with an intimate shopping experience and were joined by:

We were also joined by triple threat Ermi Pillay, cancer survivor , singer & a woman in business. Ermi  serenaded us with the smooth Jazz sounds of Norah Jones and Ella Fitzgerald.

 

Our next event takes place on October 6th 2018 at the Pepperclub Hotel & Spa. We are excited to welcome Style by Loren, personal stylist & wardrobe consultant as one of our guest speakers to this event. We will be turning Pepper Club pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month & hope you will join us. As always thank you for reading xxx

Cuppa For CANSA Women in Business - 6 October

WSWB: Wedaad ETC

Hello World. I’m happy to share another Women Supporting Women in Business (WSWB) post on this beautiful summery winter’s day in Cape Town. As an avid supporter of Women Supporting Women in Business I am always on the lookout for  authentic, local & ethical businesses to support.

I am excited to introduce you to  Wedaad ETC. Wedaad ETC offers paper art, laser cutting & engraving, specialises in event decor and donut walls. Her designs are always on trend at a fraction of the cost.

A few weeks ago I arranged a pop up coffee shop for The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to launch a flagship project called Cuppa for CANSA. We got our tea expert on board The Tea Merchant who paired their tea with cupcakes from The Cape Town Hotel School.

I needed something else  to pull the entire event  together. I then thought of Wedaad  and asked her if she could style the event. She took up the challenge.

 

 

Her flower wall uses paper flowers & is always the focal point which I love  She decided on a vintage theme using books and bird cages for every table. We had a hit!

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Flower Wall

I asked Wedaad what she is passionate about. She says”If it’s important to you….it’s important to me” is the motto I’ve adopted over time. So in living up to this, it’s amazing how I get to know and learn about my clients and eventually delivering products that suits exactly what their expectations are. My passions are design,  creativity and mostly colour! Throwing in some awesome service…and I think a great recipe for success can be formulated.”

Wedaad’s entrepreneurial spirit started at a young age & she attributes her success to her survival instinct and providing good service every time. Wedaad believes “A satisfied client will always return or recommend good service they received.”

Wedaad’s entrepreneurial spirit started at a young age & she attributes her success to her survival instinct and providing good service every time. Wedaad believes “A satisfied client will always return or recommend good service they received.”

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The powerhouse that is Wedaad ETC

Amazing things happen when you support & love local! As the saying goes “When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl (or boy) get dance lessons, a little boy (or girl) get his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage. As always thank you for reading, will all my love F xx

WSWB:Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA networking event

Hello World . It’s been two months since my last Women Supporting Women in Business post. Time to Break out a show and tell on our last event? I think so 😀

In March I piloted an event for The Cancer Association of South Africa called Women in Business Cuppa for CANSA, which you can read about here.

I felt, nervous, scared and a thousand other things, imagining the worst. But God always comes through .The pilot event was a huge success & the feedback I received was phenomenal.

Fears laid to rest I set to work planning our second installment which took place at the Radisson Red .

Impromptu Review:” The service we received at Red was unparalleled. They are forward thinking & the future of the hospitality industry in South Africa.The decor is urban & hip (read young). It also helps that their Red Roof Bar was voted best Rooftop Bar in Cape Town for 2018 by the Inside Guide.Check them out, Thank me later .”

 

Our panel of speakers were Rushda Moosajee better known as Rushtush owner of Glow Womens Physique (I fangirled so hard I stumbled over all my words, which I’m sure she’s used too) and our resident life coach & colour therapist Lynne Kock owner of Evolution Incorporated Coaching & Consulting . The speakers addressed what it meant to be successful in business and shared some tips & tricks.

 

Pictured from left: Lynne Kock & Pictured right Rushda Moosajee

Our open mic session also known as the networking portion of the event heard Taskeen Barday introduce her organisation the New Life project.

We were also joined by  Claudell Van Eerden a sponsor & author of YouTube Channel “Coasting with Claudell“.

 

Pictured from left: Taskeen Barday, Sharon Nelson & Claudell Van Eerden

Sharon Nelson qualified NLP lifecoach & motivational speaker shared a self love exercise with the group. These sessions are my favourite.  We get to hear about all the incredible things these ladies are doing.

 

Our next event takes place just after Women’s Day on August 11 at Protea Fire & Ice Hotel and I have something special planned.

I am happy to welcome Letishia Charles from Queen Bee Marketing who will address social media in business & how best to use it to our advantage. Lynne Kock will lead us in a special vision related exercise and Dr Koebraa Peters Marine Biologist and co-owner of Kalathea Clothing will speak on what vision means in business.

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Letishia Charles

If you can , join us. It’s an event that WILL inspire you , it exposes you to amazing speakers & venues and ensures you ALWAYS have a support structure available to you who will actively support  events , projects & your business. We love & support local. As always thank you for reading xx