This is the most important event of the year. On 6 December 2013, for the first time, TEDxJohannesburg celebrates women and the powerful role they play in inventing the world we live in, by hosting TEDxJohannesburgWomen. This event is held in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at their Illovo campus, in Johannesburg.


Alright, let’s start from the beginning. First off, I was honoured with an amazing email from the organisors inviting me to the event tomorrow, and I completely forgot. I think them calling me prolific could have had something to do with it.

I am attending this full day of inspiration, presented by prolific women and their journey’s, and I have ONE ticket available to share with someone.

TEDx talks around the world are important, vital and incredible events of sharing and learning and essentially having your mind blown by humans who can’t help but be great.

Tomorrow, the speakers include Fashion and PR hustler and creator Maria McCloy whose journey of creative expression and producing beautiful fashion pieces in African print has been incredible to watch will be sharing her story. Everyone knows how much i love Maria’s accessories. On the line up of speakers, TEDx Johannesburg Women, Maria is referred to as an Urban Culturist – I want to know what that means

Confirmed speakers include breast cancer activist Kwanele Asante-Shongwe; laughter and happiness professor Shareen Richter; game design lecturer Hanli Geyser; mother of child burn-victim Pippie Kruger, Anice Barnard Kruger;  computer science PhD candidate Mpho Raborife; executive coach Desray Clark; engineer Hema Vallabh; educator Marli Hoffman; social transformation guru Barbara Holtmann; sociologist Grace Khunou; music writer Diane Coetzer; and social justice activist Gillian Schutte.

I’m impressed that someone realised how important it is to have a women focussed session – I really never expected it. Women move the world and we don’t celebrate this enough.



Join me tomorrow by telling me the best piece of advice you’ve received from a woman. It may have been something a woman told you, something you read in a book by a woman, a song that changed you by a woman. What is that one thing that moved you?

You can either comment here or tweet me. Please use hashtag #TedxJohannesburgWomen

Short notice, giveaway close at 15:15 TODAY

About TEDxJohannesburgWomen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxJohannesburgWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxJohannesburgWomen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TEDConference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


as Ashley explained I am stunned that a person can get paid $7074 in a few weeks on the internet . 



So many pearls of wisdom from my gogo, here's one of my faves :People will treat you they way you allow them to. ( Was translated from isiZulu: abantu bakuphatha ngendela evunywa wuwe.)  This phrase helped me learn to assert myself in relationships in my life. I think women are often raised to be silently strong and resilient and are often not encouraged to demand the quality of relationship they really want to have. With these my gogo made me realise that this is my life and it's my responsibility to ensure that that the people who are in it treat me the way I want to treated.