By Pamela Sibiya
This year’s annual East Coast Radio Businesswomen’s Breakfast in association with FNB saw women from all walks of life, gathered in celebration of their undying strength and their mark in business.
The sold out event, held at the luxurious Durban ICC was also graced by prestigious speakers such as technology futurist, Stafford Masie and businessman and public speaker, Vusi Thembekwayo.
Each of the keynote speakers gave an insightful speech which touched up on all things existing, from women empowerement, straight to giving tips on how to broaden your thinking and even how to make every moment count.
Masie opened his speech about where and how his respect and admiration for women comes from. He also emphasised how powerful women are in all spheres of life, and highlighting this also using his background. The enthusiastic techno geek did not forget to mention the importance of women in the workplace.
The audience lightened up even more when female speakers such as renowned businesswoman,Khanyi Dhlomo and FNB’s Yolande Steyn took the podium. Both these speakers shared their journey about how they got to where they are today and spoke highly about important qualities a leader should possess. Taking oppotunities, being diverse in ideas and being brave about trying out new things were some of the points passed by these two accomplished women.
East Coast Radio’s general manager, Bonnie Mchunu also shared a bit of her background and how her journey as a Wonderwoman has been like. The Wonderwomen, as they were dubbed on the event, were not only treated to a full breakfast meal and informative talks but were also given the chance to enter lucky draw competitions.
Vusi Thembekwayo not only shared his business tips, he also touched on teamwork and making it work in the workplace. He said that one should always aim to do better and faster, whatever their competitors are doing.
After the closing, the event turned into a mini one on one talk session where women shared some business tips, business cards and of course taking selfies together. It was an ideal go to event for upcoming, and already established businesswomen.