WOMEN IN BUSINESS CELEBRATED AT THE BAT CENTRE
Written by: Mfundo Knowledge Mthembu
The BAT Centre honoured three phenomenal women in business at their annual women 2017 seminar on Saturday.
In commemoration of women’s month, three remarkable women who had made their mark against all odds were recognised for their vital role in business and in their communities.
Among the business legends was Marketing Director of Qhakaza Africa Consulting Mandisa Princess Daki, Media and Communications Professional Sithabile Mazubane, and Founder of Nexus Brand Consulting Agency, Lizette Bezuidenhout.
In an interview with Journalismiziko, all three women spoke on the importance of celebrating women throughout the year because of the roles they play.
“Women’s month is about celebrating who we are as women but also celebrating who you are as a person. Celebrating your truth, leaving in your truth, walking in your truth and giving yourself that permission to say I’ve done it. It doesn’t have to be big successes, it’s the small things,” said Bezuidenhout.
Born and bred in Bizana, Eastern Cape, Daki’s future was certainly not determined by her disadvantaged background and educational history. She is now certainly reaping fruits of her hard work and purpose in life.
“My understanding of the women’s month is to make people aware that women are still disadvantaged and underprivileged. And, women’s month is all about empowerment and remembering to put extra effort to empower women, to empower a girl child,” said Daki.
Daki mentioned that there is still gender issues whereby with traditions and cultures that exist in our country, women are not taken at all seriously. She added that women still don’t have advantages and privileges that men have.
At the age of 24 years old, Mazubane is on the right track. She holds a degree in Management and Communications from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
“We as women are liberated to be ourselves. We as women are free to express ourselves the way that we feel and be honest mostly important with the things that we want. We as women are being recognised as important figures in society and that means a lot to me,” said Mazubane.
*Caption: Mandisa Princess Daki at the 2017 Women’s Seminar at the BAT Centre.