Director and Author, Dineo Molokoane on why it is important to succeed as a black woman

Dineo Molokoane. Image provided
Dineo Molokoane. Image provided

Founder and director of Shedding Light, Dineo Molokoane, recently received a nomination and became a finalist in the Media Category, of the Woman of Stature Awards for a show she hosts on TBN, called Phronesis Africa.

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Dineo is among 101 women nominees and she's delighted to be a finalist. “It was an incredible feeling. I was both excited and shocked at the same time, truly humbled,” Dineo says.

Dineo joined Woman of Stature in August 2019 and admits it has been a rewarding journey for her. Inspired by the organisation’s work, she says the organisation is a platform for women from all walks of life who are committed to empowering women to live their purpose and reach their full potential

Director and Author, Dineo Molokoane on why it is

Dineo Molokoane. Image provided.

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Being one of the finalists of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa Awards, Dineo has been an entrepreneur in the Leadership and Transformation field of work for almost five years Succeeding as a black woman is important to her, “When success has a black woman's face to it, it not only liberates me from mediocrity but also unlocks the potential and success of others. It gives others hope and inspires them to reach for the stars.”

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Although women have been trying to communicate the same message about equality in workspaces, in 2020, we still face inequality.

For Dineo, however, asking politely for space in her industry is not always possible. “Zozibini said it beautifully. We do not wait for others to create space for us in the industry. We take up space and cement ourselves.”

When given opportunities to be in equal positions as the opposite sex, we ought to bring about some change. “Nurture the human spirit. That's what's needed. That's what's missing,” Dineo says on the difference she will bring in her industry.

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Dineo strongly believes that her work has significantly contributed to her being a finalist. She sees it as an ability to transform people's lives through media, which is an excellent opportunity for her to touch the lives of our fellow sisters in Africa and beyond.

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