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Career: marketing professional, freelance journalist
Studied: Communication, Information Technology
Is passionate about: Empowering women, South Africa.
Refuses to put her lips to: Escargots
Would never leave the house without: Saying goodbye to the dogs
Most over-used word: Super!
Can’t understand why people: Are cruel to animals
Thinks that men should learn to: Multi-task – happily
Thinks that women should learn to: Dream big
Is secretly fan of: Watching World Cup rugby matches
Totally admires: Anita Roddick (The Body Shop) for her vision and commitment to her dream; Anais Nin (writer) for being true to herself above all else; Jane Goodall, for more than 80 years of being the voice for animals.
Favourite quote: “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Happiness is: Campfires, barefoot walks on the beach, squinting at blue skies, running with my dogs through forests and fields.
Studied: Graphic Design, Photography
Is passionate about: Composition
Refuses to put her lips to: Ginger, salsify
Would never leave the house without: One of my caps
Most over-used word: écht
Can’t understand why people: Always feel the urge to smile on photo.
Thinks that men should learn to: To be efficient.
Thinks that women should learn to: To be less efficient.
Is secretly fan of: ‘Thuis’
Totally admires: Pina Bausch
Happiness is: At it’s best when you least expect it.
Mentor Network Facilitator
Career: Consultant, HR, Change management, Policy planning
Studied: Law, lots of courses in systemic work
Is passionate about: Nature and wildlife, letting people live their essence
Refuses to put her lips to: Milk
Would never leave the house without: Keys
Most over-used word: I’m sorry (not really meaning it)
Can’t understand why people: Do not respect nature and each other for what they can contribute to the world, thereby acknowledging the beauty and strength of diversity.
Thinks that men should learn to: Dare and choose to really be in touch with all of their senses
Thinks that women should learn to: Use gentle power and be authentic (no matter what)
Is secretly fan of: Standing on the edge, finding the courage to live my authentic power, strength and presence to make my full contribution to the world, no matter the consequences.
Totally admires: Desmond Tutu
Favourite quote: “If you want peace, don’t talk to your friends, talk to your enemies.” Desmond Tutu (and for me, ‘talk’ could be replaced by ‘listen’)
Happiness is: Being in nature, sensing what is there, capturing that essence in photos.
Project Manager / Kenya
Career: Admin and Communications
Studied: Mass Communications and journalism.
Is passionate about: Life
Refuses to put her lips to: Eggs
Would never leave the house without: My cell phone.
Most over-used word: never
Can’t understand why people: Say women are difficult to understand.
Thinks that men should learn to: Multitask.
Thinks that women should learn to: Love themselves more.
Is secretly fan of: hahahaha thats a secret……
Totally admires: Women who are successful.
Favourite quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Happiness is: Being yourself and doing what you love.
Project Manager / Uganda
Studied: Business administration, public administration and management, human rights
Is passionate about: Girl child education
Refuses to put her lips to: Alcohol
Would never leave the house without: Bedroom key
Most over-used word: Great!
Can’t understand why people: Forget their past
Thinks that men should learn to: Be family role models
Thinks that women should learn to: Treasure themselves
Is secretly fan of: Watching and listening to gospel music
Totally admires: Justice Julia Sebutinde
Favourite quote: You hold the power to get to your destiny
Happiness is: Doing what you love most.
|Petunia Dimakatso Thulo
Project Manager / South-Africa
Career: Public Relations, Leadership Institute for Girls
Studied: B.A Communications, Honors in Journalism & Masters degree in Management and Development
Is passionate about: Women empowerment and the power of collectivism (together we achieve more and move forward a lot faster)
Refuses to put her lips to: Craft beer
Would never leave the house without: My handbag with all the essentials such as a book in case I get stucked and need to kill time.
Most over-used word: That’s powerful
Can’t understand why people: Are so mean and nasty on social media.
Thinks that men should learn to: To see women for the amazing people we are…
Thinks that women should learn to: Embrace being a woman, we can’t compete with men, but we can do as much as men can do.
Is secretly fan of: Justin Bieber
Totally admires: The sunset in Cape Town.
Favourite quote: ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ Howard Thurman
Happiness is: a pot of freshly brewed coffee on a Saturday morning – tastes even better when shared with loved ones.
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