Women tell success tales

A group of business-minded women gathered at Langa Museum to discuss and share ideas

The first edition of Women Be Great network session which was held last Saturday at the Langa Museum was hailed as huge success by both participants.

Organised by Blue Space Communications the event saw various women business owners sharing information and tips on how to navigate and succeed in their respective sectors of the industry.

Blu Space Communications director Busiswa Lutshaba said her company is aimed at elevating township brands and to connect them with their audience, investors and stakeholders at a larger scale.

“We create a platform for women owned businesses so that they can get to share joys and pains of running a business,” said Ms Lutshaba. Buoyed by her passion in communication and gift of the gab , Ms Lutshaba founded her company in 2005.

“ The essence of the brand was more of a lifestyle brand where I felt the events people liked attending where only hosted in more suburban areas,” she said.

Her first event was a book launch in Khayelitsha and she has not looked back since then.

The event held in Langa saw four phenomenal women in business sharing their stories to an appreciative audience with a common vision of creating own wealth in the future.

These women are Unathi Thethiwe and Kanya Gaqavu who founded the Feel Gorge Beauty Bar which specialises in selling Peruvian hair and have since ventured into beauty doing make-ups, manicure, pedicures and massages

Zandile Tlapi who runs Baby Friendly a boutique that caters for new borns and in her spare time she is a vocalist with a single out.

Zukhanye Zonke dubbed as the queen of Inuka Fragrances, having taken network marketing to great heights she recently won a number of awards at a the recent awards ceremony held at Sun City.

And to cap it all was Swanky Swanky who was the mistress of ceremonies- a corporate female DJ currently with the Philippi-based community radio station, Qhayiya FM and the face of Strawberry Lips SA

Lutshaba thanked the sponsors of the event namely:

Delush Wines, City of Cape Town, Urban Zest Beverages, Inuka Fragrances, Ikasi Kitchen and Alila Make-Up.

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