enriching business & professional women
The Christian Women in Business (CWB) Network launched on 29 April 2017 at the Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban. With Nedbank as a partner it was attended by business, professional and academic women from different backgrounds to create a business network for women of faith. The initiative created a local network for sharing business knowledge, inspiration, support and encouragement towards growing and flourishing businesses and careers with Christian values.
'I am excited by this initiative by Bontlebame NPO which I initially became involved with a few years ago through their Girls of Hope Programme which empowers young girls from difficult background - ushering them into responsible young women. I'm involved in this Christian Women in Business Network initiative because of its Christian background, for me balancing spirituality, with real life and work always results in a fulfilling balanced life and this is what CWB Network promises to bring to business and professional women,' said singer songwriter Lira who was a speaker at the launch.
The CWB Network launch was such a success that Bontlebame is inundated with requests for a follow-up session. The network also benefits Teen Girls in impoverished circumstances in and around KZN towards developing business, entrepreneurship skills, access to information and the confidence to break the mould of self-doubt, poverty and lack of progressive successful lives.
Other inspirational speakers making the launch incredibly successful were Adellé Botes, Silomo Ntombela and Jess Basson.
The next KZN session will be hosted in three months with Gauteng and North West launching in July and August respectively.
Interested women may contact Bontlebame: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bontlebame.com |082 970 6035
2015 Lunching Mothers Charity High Tea Another successful Lunching Mothers' Charity High TEA was hosted on 30 May 2015 at our favourite Melrose Arch African Pride Hotel. Our Powerful Mothers Panel Discussion included Masechaba Lekalake of PowerFM, Mandisa Mndela founder of Stand your Truth, Nthabiseng Monareng author and Family Law Practitioner, Mme Khanyisile Motsa of Hope Home, Lillian Barnard and Advocate Veerash Srikison. There were special connections, learning, sharing of Motherly experiences and inspiration.
We thank our supporters: individuals, brands and organisations; because of you we were able to fund raise for the Bontlebame Girls of Hope Programme.
We partner with the MEC of Social Development to host the Gauteng Givers Awards on 08 March 2015 in commemoration of International Women's Day. This special ceremony will recognise, honour and celebrate women and business making a difference in their respective communities within Gauteng.
The staging of the awards is the coming together of Government, Corporate South Africa and community based organisations and individuals that impact and change lives positively and in this way work together in Moving Gauteng Forward. Corporate South Africa and SMMEs have an opportunity to exhibit their CSI programmes – their giving back to communities - and also network with likeminded South Africans, share knowledge and experiences and also meet and celebrate the unsung heroes of Gauteng in partnership with our Gauteng Government. Participating organisations and individuals will also be featured in the 2015 Gauteng Givers magazine to be distributed at the event.
The BRAAW initiative was launched in 2014 as an annual meaningful commemoration of South Africa's Women's Day in line with our focus on creating awareness, driving messages against abuse and supporting and empowering victims of abuse.
The initiative hosted in partnership with Batsumi MC brings together Bikers from all walks of life, from all over South Africa on 09 August to replicate the 1956 Women's march against the PASS, only this time we have women and men of all ages and races riding (and driving)against the abuse of Women – making the message against abuse to be loud and clear, reach far and near so that we begin to see the change we all want to see. BECAUSE WE CANNOT CELEBRATE WHEN MORE AND MORE WOMEN ARE SUPPRESSED, BRUTALISED AND VIOLATED.
The 2014 BRAAW ride started in Soweto and was joined by other bikers along the route to Winterveldt to spend time and share inspiration and gifts with the Women and Children of Winterveldt and Soshanguve. The event is also a vehicle for the Beaded Ribbon against Abuse campaign. Bikers donate R30.00 a Beaded Ribbon.