Women empowered at business breakfast

Top Billing presenter, Lorna Maseko-Lukhele, ECR’s Markerting Manager Renee Burton, Freshly Ground lead singer Zolani Mahola, ECR’s General Manager Boni Mchunu and Carol Ofari.

More than 700 women gathered at Durban’s ICC on Wednesday morning for the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast, this as part of the ongoing Women’s Month celebrations.

The breakfast was held in association with GIBS and East Coast Radio provided corporate Durban with a morning of inspirational personal journeys and shared learnings.

Packing a magnetic personality, the business savvy Lorna Maseko discussed the challenges she faced as one of SA’s premiere ballet dancers. From the moment she put on her first pair of dancing shoes at the age of 9, to her meteoric rise as SA’s first professional black dancer. Top Billing presenter, Lorna’s journey is nothing short of remarkable and inspiring.

The woman who served as assistant to one of the greatest men on earth gave the audience an intimate glimpse of life with Madiba. Zelda la Grange shared some of the key lessons she learnt while at Nelson Mandela’s side for 19 years until his death in 2013.

Zelda stressed the importance of women standing together and how imperative it is to instil good values in our children to ensure that we build a great South Africa. Rounding off the morning, Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshly Ground, took the audience on an inspiring journey of the challenges she faced and obstacles she overcame during her rise to stardom. The inspirational event was enjoyed by all who attended.

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