Mar 2018

Phenomenal Woman: Owner of Indigo Flame – Lebo Biko

Phenomenal Woman: Owner of Indigo Flame – Lebo Biko

Lebo Biko, owner of Indigo Flame and independent marketing strategist describes herself as a catalyst and an agitator who is inspired by South Africa’s possibilities, ignited by the untapped potential of the continent and a strong proponent of female advancement. She believes that her core purpose is to help Africa rise by unleashing the power […]

Phenomenal Woman: Owner of Orchida Florist – Thuli Galelekile

Phenomenal Woman: Owner of Orchida Florist – Thuli Galelekile

Thuli Galelekile is currently Acting Executive Marketing, Communications and HR for Ithala Development Finance Corporation. Prior to that she was the Divisional Manager Marketing and Communication. But she has a whole other life outside this. She is also a founder and owner of Orchida Florist, which was launched in 2013. The company supplies floral arrangements […]

How to say no to friends and family who want your services for free

How to say no to friends and family who want your services for free

We all have those family members. You know, the ones who say “Oh, you write well! Please can you just rewrite this quickly?” When you look at what they want you to redo “quickly”, it’s 20 pages of a concept document that will take a day or so to research and fix.

Phenomenal Woman: Vice-President for Marketing Africa at ABInBev – Andrea Quaye

Phenomenal Woman: Vice-President for Marketing Africa at ABInBev – Andrea Quaye

Andrea Quaye, Vice-President for Marketing Africa at beverage giant ABInBev is a dynamic woman I met when we worked at Unilever. Back then she was a shy person fresh out of university and starting her career Andrea has an Honours degree in Economics and a Masters in International business. She is also the mother of […]

Phenomenal Woman: Co-owner of Kurls and Kutz – Kelebogile Mashigo

Phenomenal Woman: Co-owner of Kurls and Kutz – Kelebogile Mashigo

Kelebogile Mashigo – entrepreneur/ brand strategist I met Lebo about 15 years ago when she was starting at Unilever. We met again at SAB when she came to work on Hansa as a TTL Marketing Manager when I was GM Hansa. A hardworking determined lady, Lebo, as I call her, has worked at Kelloggs, Liberty, […]

Three tips for businesses that aren’t allowed to sell kotas due to listeriosis

Three tips for businesses that aren’t allowed to sell kotas due to listeriosis

After Sunday’s announcement that South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak has been linked to two major food brands, people have been scrambling to figure out what to do. Retailers are accepting returned products and refunding people, while businesses were told to stop selling viennas, russians, polony and other processed meat products. So far, 180 people have died due to listeriosis. […]

Phenomenal Woman: Franchisee Owner of Levingers – Teboho Seretlo

Phenomenal Woman: Franchisee Owner of Levingers – Teboho Seretlo

Teboho Seretlo- Franchisee Owner of Levingers Premium Dry Cleaning and Shoe Clinic at Greenstone. Teboho Seretlo is my sister – I have known her for over 4 decades and she is the one who taught me how to write and has often given wisdom to me on life, financial matters. She is a mother to […]

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