In a month that celebrates the women of South Africa, Proudly South African and Tsogo Sun were joined by 100 female business leaders at an event held last week at 54 on Bath in Rosebank.
Their third collaboration for Women’s Month and under the hashtag #SheLeads, both Proudly SA and Tsogo Sun are committed to promoting the development of women led businesses.
Tsogo Sun’s Entrepreneur programme favours female owned enterprises and many of Proudly SA’s SMME members are also companies that have been founded by women.
The gathering, which invites selected guests to dress ‘with a touch of class’ (preferably made in South Africa!), is an occasion on which women can relax, be recognised for their work, and can network with each other to strengthen their business ties with like-minded women.
This year’s entertainment was supplied by The Muses and Poppy Ntshongwana, Minnie Dlamini showcased her range of skin care products and 5 well known business and media personalities removed their professional hats and spoke about their personal journeys in a panel discussion.
The panel included Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko, Idols judge and TV personality Unathi Nkayi, Newzroom Afrika co-founder Thabile Ngwato, business-women Candy Tothill of Tsogo Sun and the Manufacturing Circle’s Philippa Rodseth.
The two organisations applauded the contingent of wonderful, accomplished women that were at the event, and hope together to encourage the upliftment and empowerment of women in business.
Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch menu, local wine and champagne and took away goodie bags full of Proudly South African products.