This Women’s Month (2019), LifeCheq client Elle Williams hosts Olwethu Leshabane for an open and honest discussion on money, motherhoood, marriage, menstruation and everything in between.
Elle is a public relations and communications specialist. She is the founder and CEO of Nefertiti Media, a PR agency that specializes in producing multimedia content and live experiences that shine a light on meaningful stories from across the African diaspora. With close to 20 years experience in this field, she has worked internationally as a regular columnist for the Stanford Daily, has edited published books on decoloniality with leading academics at the University of the West Indies’ Centre for Caribbean Thought, and has produced and presented television inserts for Talk TV Jamaica. Having worked with local brands ranging from the University of Cape Town, the Baxter Theatre Centre, Primedia Broadcasting and Mercedes-Benz, to non-profit organisations like the Township Opera Company and FoodForward SA, Elle’s passionate approach is geared towards steering people – particularly African women – toward financial and psychological freedom. Elle is a proud graduate of Stanford University, and an even prouder mother to 13 year old Malik and 10 year old Amira. She is into fast cars and yoga, Deepak and Tupac, and she truly believes that one day we will all be free.
Olwethu Leshabane is a 29-year-old wife and mother of three boys; Mikaili – 7, Morgan – 6 and Malik – 1. She is a brand strategist with expertise in digital strategies. Her strategic communications skills and inquisitive and unique eye for strategic media communication have made her a sought-after asset in the brand building, digital, communications and public relations industries. This has led her to work with, and build, celebrity and product brands. Olwethu is a Brand South Africa Play Your Part Ambassador, Vital Voices Lead Fellow and reality TV star (RHOJ). Her passion for female empowerment has led her to make a positive difference in the lives of others through her organization, The Red Wings Project, which aims to address the lack of adequate sanitary education, access to water and sanitation facilities for underprivileged women and girls in Africa.
Join us for an evening of hard truths and belly laughs as we reflect on what it is to be a woman in Africa in 2019.
Reposted from the Lifecheq website.