#WomensMonth: Play Your Part Ambassador challenge calls women to empower each other

Cape Town – Owami Women, a non-profit organisation running a networking platform for women to assist in development and empowerment, together with Brand South Africa, will host a media engagement session ahead of its Recognition Awards in an attempt to boost networking opportunities for women empowerment.

For the past three years, the two organisations have partnered to recognise and celebrate women who are developing their communities and playing a major role in education, entrepreneurship and skills development.

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Bridget Nkuna, Founder of Owami Women says that the media engagement is a platform to introduce the previous nominees as Play Your Part Ambassadors and “most importantly to celebrate our women during this Women’s month”.

In light of socio-economic challenges, Nkuna says “it is imperative that we have these meaningful conversations and identify opportunities that acknowledge unity and strength in overcoming these social ills”.

'We need to empower each other'

“We need to empower each other, to be agents for change and foster the values that we want to see in society today and build a better tomorrow,” Nkuna adds.

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This year’s Women's Day theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’ and is a global call “to help forge a more inclusive, gender equal world”.

The media event takes place on 17 August, from 3 pm to 5 pm at 103 Central Street, Houghton. For more information, e-mail ntombin@brandsouthafrica.com.

The engagement will build up to the Owami Women Play your Part Recognition Awards event that takes place on 21 September 2017. People are encouraged to nominate women from all provinces, who are playing their part and deserved to be recognised at this awards ceremony.


Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Linda Magapatona-Seangaret says that “Women have come a long way since the 1956 march and are making impactful strides in the political and economic development of the country.”

“Owami Women is a platform of utmost importance to our society as we need to strengthen pride and patriotism in celebrating ordinary South African women who are exemplary in creating a legacy by playing their part and contributing to the NDP 2030 vision,” she adds.


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