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Success Talks with Momentum's She Owns Her Success

In a roundtable hosted by one of the most recognized media personalities in South Africa, Momentum brings together powerful women to speak about their journey to success, extract their stories and share the challenges they’ve had to face to
get there.

Success talks are hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp.

The panelists include, International Shipping Officer and Maritime Advocate, Londy Ngcobo who beyond being knows as Africa's first female dredge master, describes herself as also a smashing mom and amazing wife. Ngcobo shares how her marine dreams were realized and and how she became affectionately known as the "Blaq Mermaid", which she self-branded when realizing the importance of solidifying your space with confidence, even when you’re a first.

Another first of many in the panel, is award winning Sportscaster, MC and Executive Producer, Carol Tshabalala, who Afrika-Bredekamp describes as a “first lady of sports”. Tshabalala delves into how she became a trailblazer redefining what a sportscaster looks like, not only in South Africa, or the African continent but worldwide. She talks to how she achieved global success through breaking stereotypes and navigating a prominently male space such as sports.

South African fashion blogger and designer, Brett Robson shares the important role that her team plays as Managing Director Co-Founder Managing Director/ Co-Founder: Imprecca. Attributing her team’s connection to the goals of the company, Brett also shares how she entered into the growing space of e-commerce through her passion for fashion.

Also around the table and dropping gems of wisdom, is world-renowned jewellery designer, known for her unique designs and superlative craftsmanship, Jenna Clifford. Celebrating 30 years of iconic jewellery design, Clifford reflects on how women in her generation were limited to enter many spaces, and how much has changed with younger people now having open doors to many opportunities.

Behind the lens, is a young black female director who goes by the name Nozipho Nkelemba. Nozipho, a television actress and director, known for her acting work on Rhythm City and behind the scenes work on Emoyeni (2018), Gomora (2020) and Umakoti Wethu (2021).

Her creative rationale centers on the theme of the Momentum’s She Owns Her Success campaign which is: She’s Going for It, Again! “With its 4th annual return, #sheownshersuccess is one way to grow a society that accepts femininity in all its glory, for what it is,” Nkelemba explained. “What makes me happy about this campaign is that it sees women for who they really are, regardless of what life throws their way, as they continue to do better, to be better as they try and try again along the path to success.”

The full episode of Success Talk is available here.

The conversation does not only focus on professional success but leads with inspiration for viewers to pursue their dreams, how small. The bold and daring way the panelists share their story, leaves one optimistic and energetic to send that email they have always wanted to send or start that side hustle even if you have kept pushing back.



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Editor's note

American novelist Louisa May Alcott said it best when she said “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

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