Conference for SA women only

2015-05-26 06:00
Kwangcolosi local, Nelly Bengu has submitted her application to attend ‘Future Women of Africa Conference’ in July and is looking forward to the anticipated life-changing conference.Photo: KAlisha Naicker

Kwangcolosi local, Nelly Bengu has submitted her application to attend ‘Future Women of Africa Conference’ in July and is looking forward to the anticipated life-changing conference.Photo: KAlisha Naicker

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THIS year marks 10 years that the Robin Hood Foundation has served the community and amid its regular projects, and this year will host an exciting new event - Future Women of Africa - Inspire - Empower - Ignite. This free conference will be for 1 000 nominated delegates.

Kim Griffith Jones of the RHF said this is a Christian-based women empowerment programme that will take place on 28 to 29 July, the aim of which is to educate and uplift.

“We will be covering self-esteem, morals and goal-setting with Gcina Mhlophe and Jackie Houston. There will also be a hygiene and etiquette talk, entrepreneurship and business idea generation and talks from successful business people, such as Eric Tocknell, Cindy Norcott, Nomfundo Webster, Faye and Megan Coleman,” she said.

In addition there will be a communication skills and an interactive session with a team-building company.

“We will discuss how to market yourself, your business and how to network. Topics such as customer service, managing money, job seeking, CVs and interviews will also be discussed.

“There will also be entertainment during breaks with a singer on both days.”

Delegates will leave the conference uplifted, after being exposed to a number of successful people who started with very little, but through determination and hard work and faith, they have succeeded, despite the odds, she said.

“Delegates will learn practical skills, tools and tips they can use both in the workplace and in their lives. They will be exposed to mentors who offer guidance and wisdom.”

She said that candidate nomination criteria are, “Only South African women may apply (ages 15-36). Successful applicants must commit to the two-day seminar and 100% attendance is required.

“Candidates are required to get permission to get off school and work. According to BBBEE legislation a minimum of 85% of the delegates will be black South Africans.”

Jones urges women to apply to attend this conference and be part of a life-changing experience. For more information or to apply, contact robin

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