The recruiter in me just loves people's stories! I can't resist finding out the story behind the amazing female entrepreneurs I encounter on my mission to support local businesses. Meet Wendy, the Fudge Fairy! Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I am Wendy Ross. I am 60 years old. Roman Catholic. A twice-divorced mother of 3 grown-up sons. I have had quite a few different occupations over the years. I started working when I was 17, as a legal secretary. I w
Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I am Onecia Van Blommestein, born and raised in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. I have always loved being creative and playing around with colours; this grew into the love for planning and creating events. I’m a millennial entrepreneur, wife, and mom. My new baby is called Hello Bridal & Events and we specialise in wedding and event planning and styling. How old is your business now? Hello Bridal & Events was born November 2
I stumbled across Mabel Akinlabi and her business, Browns Foods, while watching ENCA, and was happy I did. Last year we featured many female-led local businesses on our blog and we'll continue to do so this year. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I am a Mom, wife, friend, and entrepreneur who loves what I do. I founded Browns Foods with my brilliant business partner and husband. Browns Foods is a food production company that specialises in the production of Cor
Meet the faces behind the scenes - Lisa & Melissa. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. Bespoke Events CPT started out as two friends with a common passion for all things events. We thrive off the entire process, from the first consultation with clients, the behind the scenes planning and of course the execution on the day. Birthdays, baby showers, corporate events or simply a family gathering we’ve got you covered with all your planning, styling and setup needs.
Meet Jill from Jilly's Chilli. I will definitely be giving this a try! Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. My name is Jill Daniels, I’m a mom of two. I have a full-time office job, and when I’m not working I’m a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and an aunt. My husband runs a fresh produce business for which I run the admin side, and I have my little baby business, Jilly’s Chilli, which is my side hustle. How old is your business now? Jilly’s Chilli officially la
I'm always interested in female-led small businesses I come across. Let me introduce you to Melissa. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I’m a 33 year old single mom, soon to be married. I’ve always had a passion for baking. Due to retrenchment, I decided to take the risk and go full time into Milliepops Creations. I was always praised for my work and thought why not use my own skills and talent and create my own brand. I love what I do and I’m all about creating
I came across this amazing woman via social media on Sunday and I was truly inspired by her. Ncumisa is a tourism graduate who is passionate about farming (you might have seen her on SABC Morning Live yesterday). I love her energy and I think she has what it takes to really go places. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. My name is Ncumisa Mkabile, 27 year old female farmer from Khayelitsha, Cape Town. I am the Owner and Founder of Mamcube Homegrown Chicken. I do
Can't believe we're on Part Four of our series already! WOW! I know Cindy for many years now and what I love most about her (besides her delicious bespoke cakes & desserts) is her energy and her big heart! She has a HUGE focus on sustainability and does gluten free / plant based products too. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I am Cindy. I am a mom to a 6 year old princess and I am a creative. Always have been. I love being outdoors, socialising, taking my daug