Hot topic focused on women on your mind? We are looking for you!

Women gather to talk about hot topics
Women gather to talk about hot topics

If you’re between the ages of 20 and 70 and have thoughts you'd like to share on the following themes, we want to hear from you!

TOPIC 1: BODY POSITIVITY

Are you passionate about self-love? Has the standard of beauty changed along with the pursuit of what makes us happy? We'd love to continue the conversation with you

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TOPIC 2: CAREER

The importance of role models, ground breakers and mentors for women in business has a major impact on society and the economy. What advice would you give to women in the workplace and what role do you think women leaders have to play in business?

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TOPIC 3: LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS

Do we still want to get married? Is the strongest bond you have with someone you don't consider your partner? How have the rules changed or will things remain the same in a different guise?

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TOPIC 4: SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECH

Social media has swiftly, and widely shifted our ideas about feminism. How do you engage social media and how do you think it can be used as a tool for the advancement of women in the tech space?

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TOPIC 5: TRADITION

What are your family and cultural traditions and what do they mean to you? Traditions represent a critical piece of our culture, helping to form the structure and foundation of our society. How do you think we can grow, advance or develop while still maintaining and following “traditional” ways?

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TOPIC 6: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Empowering women and girls is the key to economic growth, political stability and social transformation. How do we pool all our goals and resources and give each other a leg up? 

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TOPIC 7: MONEY

What does success mean to you? Women should and need to take control of their finances as individuals, partners and strong members of our communities. But it's more than a matter of strength. How do you balance spending versus saving and how do you structure your finances to focus on what is important to you?

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TOPIC 8: HAIR

Globally, we spend billions each year on our hair. Hair has powerful connotations but does it reflect who you are as an individual? Do you use it as a political or social tool and have you ever felt pressured to wear your hair in a certain way?

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If you feel like any of these topics speak to you, we would love to include you at our round table. To get involved, e-mail your name, age and topic of choice to kim.petersen@24.com by 19 December 2018.

Please note, participants need to reside in Johannesburg and need to be available to film on 14 and 15 January 2019.

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