Woman empowerment is of utmost importance – #Womandla #imbokodo #Womandoingitforthemselves are just some of the trending hashtags solidifying and cementing the gigantic role women play in society and contributing to economic growth and development.
She Matters Movement, is a transformative initiative founded by Tebogo Makola and Ursula Dlamini. The movement remains dedicated to uplifting and empowering young girls and women.
With a commitment to celebrating women regularly, the movement hosts a series of inspiring events throughout the year. These events create a safe space for women to embrace their true selves, share experiences, offer support, build connections, and engage in enlightening conversations with influential female figures from diverse industries.
“Our mission is to create an environment where women can wholeheartedly embrace their uniqueness, break free from societal constraints, and thrive in all aspects of life. We firmly believe that every woman matters and deserves to be celebrated”, says Tebogo Makola, co-founder of She Matters Movement.
Ursula Dlamini, co-founder of She Matters Movement, adds: “Through our events, we strive to address critical issues that women face on a daily basis. Gender inequality, career challenges, freedom of expression, abuse, mental wellness, and more – these are topics that demand our attention and action. We aim to empower women to overcome these obstacles and realize their full potential.”
The She Matters Movement events cover a wide range of thought-provoking discussions and interactive sessions to equip women with valuable insights, knowledge, and resources to navigate the challenges they encounter.
Building upon their success, She Matters Movement is thrilled to announce their upcoming event, “Boss Up Self Love,” scheduled for the 9th of July. Under the captivating theme “Hues of Pine,” this event promises to be a transformative experience. Esteemed speakers, including Sam Lehoko, Bianca, Mbali Ubisi, and Nina Masuku, will share their wisdom and expertise, encouraging women to embrace self-love, confidence, and resilience.
The movement’s inaugural event took place on the 30th of March 2019 at Plantation Café in Midrand, Johannesburg, and achieved resounding success. With 60 enthusiastic attendees and five inspiring speakers, the event focused on the theme “Love Yourself.” Rhonda Adams, Zandi Finca, Zinhle Masango, Thabisile M, and Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile shared their personal journeys and expertise, encouraging women to embrace self-acceptance and reject societal expectations.
She Matters Movement continued its impactful journey with a successful second event on the 29th of June 2019 at Green Garden Café in Broadacres & Fourways. Under the theme “Women In Business,” the event featured a vibrant market showcasing women entrepreneurs and their businesses. Attendees had the opportunity to network, make sales, and gain valuable insights from speakers Amina Williams, Tumi Chikita, Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile, and Juanita Khumalo.
In 2021, the movement successfully organized its third event, “Coffee, Chill, and Chat,” at Plantation Café in Midrand, Johannesburg. With insightful talks from Mpoomy Ledwaba, Tshepi Mabs, Phemi Segoe, and Bealah Baduza, the event fostered meaningful conversations and provided a platform for women to engage and connect.
To stay updated on the She Matters Movement’s journey and upcoming events, follow them on Instagram (@shematters_movement), Twitter (@SheMatters_SA), and Facebook (@SheMattersRSA)
By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku