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Who Killed Chivalry? By Moshibudi Thatego Madia

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‘How To Be A Modern Knight’

We live in a world were interactions with the opposite sex are massive, and are no longer reserved for certain occasions. Way back in the day, men and women only interacted during courtship, as man and wife or at the ‘gentleman’s club’ making it rain. But now, we mingle everywhere, but the biggest difference between then and now is how men act when they interact with women. Very few men understand or even appreciate the art of chivalry, because if they did, their game would be on a 1000, just like our granddad’s were, who we now call ‘old school players’. Women aren’t all wooed by money; chivalry has always done the trick. I’m going to share 5 chivalrous moves, fool proof to impress for success in your dating life.

“Who killed Chivalry? they need to get their sentencing” Drake – July ft. Jhene Aiko

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History has been made! First all female flight deck crew on the Air Zimbabwe Boeing 737!!


“Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud” Kanye West

History has been made! First all female flight deck crew on the Air Zimbabwe Boeing 737! Two female CAPTAINS!! Big ups sisters! This will go on to inspire a lot of women out there.

The two women in the ‘front’ seat are Chipo M Matimba and Elizabeth Simbi Petros. It can be done and this is only the beginning of many more accomplishments that women (esp. black women) out there and destined to achieve. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Women Genius Wedneday

 

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Why Women Are Game Changers… By Mzomuhle Msomi

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Missandei: “Valar morghulis.”
Khaleesi: “Yes. All men must die, but we are not men.”

Ever considered that women could change the game. Back in varsity there was a period at res where men went through an intense bodybuilding phase . It was simple “If you wanna get laid get sexy”. The pressure was on! This thing of conjuring females with ‘movies and wine’ in your cosy room was kaput. That movie and wine had to come with a 6 pack and biceps, if not it was tissue and vaseline for you. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Genius Level Shonda Rhimes

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Shonda Rhimes, born January 13, 1970, in University Park, Illinois, is the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce a Top 10 network series—the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She is also the creator of its spin-off, Private Practice, and the political thriller Scandal. Before these series, Rhimes penned such film screenplays as Crossroads and HBO’sIntroducing Dorothy Dandridge.

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On January 13, 1970, Shonda Rhimes was born in the suburban University Park area of Illinois. She is the youngest of six siblings. Her father is a university administrator, and her mother is a college professor who earned two doctorates after her children were grown. (Rhimes’ mom is supposedly the role model for Grey’s Anatomy character Miranda Bailey.) An academic overachiever growing up, Rhimes received her BA from Dartmouth College in English literature and creative writing. After a short stint in advertising, she enrolled in the Writing for Screen & Television program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, earning her MFA. She excelled there too, earning a writing fellowship.

Early Years

Soon after grad school, Rhimes sold her first screenplay, Human Seeking Same, about an older black woman looking for love in the personals. The film never got made. But it did lead to her writing the 2002 feature film Crossroadswith Britney Spears and The Princess Diaries 2 with Anne Hathaway. Completing the teleplay for HBO’s Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which was made into a film starring Halle Berry, elevated Rhimes’ status in the business.

Writing Screenplays

After 9/11, Rhimes found herself thinking more about motherhood than movies and within a year adopted baby girl Harper Lee. The new mom took in a lot of TV while staying home with her infant, prompting her to take a crack at writing a pilot. The result was Grey’s Anatomy, a drama about a bunch of sexy young doctors in a Seattle hospital. Some of her inspiration for writing a medical show came from her enjoyment of watching real-life surgeries on TV and nostalgia for her time working as a candy striper in adolescence. Premiering in 2005, the show is going into its 10th season in 2013–2014 and won a Golden Globe for Rhimes for Best Television Series—Drama. It also led in 2007 to Rhimes creating the spin-off Private Practice, which lasted for six seasons.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’

2012 was a big year for Rhimes, as she adopted a second baby girl, Emerson Pearl, and launched another hit show, Scandal, on April 5, 2012. The show stars Kerry Washington as a fixer in a Washington, D.C., crisis management firm and has plenty of political twists and turns. It has been a ratings hit that creates much social-media buzz weekly.

All of her efforts have garnered Rhimes much recognition, including several GLAAD Media and NAACP Image Awards for her tackling important issues in race and sexuality. After the success of Scandal, Rhimes and her production company, ShondaLand, worked on developing the series Lawless for ABC. It revolves around an attorney who returns to her hometown. It’s based on the story of trucker-turned-lawyer Wynona Ward, who provides free services to domestic-violence victims in rural areas. While that show has yet to make to the small screen, Rhimes had better luck with How to Get Away with Murder. This new mystery drama stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating and will be part of ABC’s Thursday night line-up for fall 2014.

TV audiences can expect many more programs from Rhimes in the future. “I really try to make a show that I would want to watch,” said Rhimes to shemadeit.org. “If I don’t want to watch it…it doesn’t go in the show.”

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Feminism, Women Genius Wedneday

 

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Thank You To All The Independent Hard Working Women Out There For Helping Take My Unborn Daughter Over That Line… #Equality

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Viola Davis, after becoming the first African-American to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama, gave an acceptance speech that placed her award within the larger context of diversity in Hollywood.

“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’

That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.

You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.

And to the Taraji P. Hensons, the Kerry Washingtons, the Halle Berrys, the Nicole Beharies, the Meagan Goods, to Gabrielle Union: Thank you for taking us over that line. Thank you to the Television Academy. Thank you.”

 

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Feminism, Women Genius Wedneday

 

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Just A Few Boss-Ladies Making It Big In South Africa #Bossladies

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“Progress in a country is measured by the degree of progress by which women have achieved”

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Africa is increasingly becoming known as a viable economy to invest in and this is largely due to the success of entrepreneurial ventures. Entrepreneurship is not only about building and running your own business, but it’s also about offering a solution to a problem as well as having the passion and perseverance to see it through. The following female entrepreneurs have many common characteristics but none more so than these two vital elements. Here’s a closer look at some of South Africa’s top entrepreneurs.

Basetsana Kumalo – Executive Chairman & CEO of Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Well-known for her string of Beauty Queen titles, Former Miss South Africa and Miss World runner up Basetsana Kumalo has become a household name thanks to her fierce entrepreneurial mind and talents. Starting out by selling sandwiches at local soccer games, it was clear that Batsetsana was gifted with a keen eye for business from a young age. During her reign as Miss South Africa in 1990, Batsetsana became a TV presenter on a popular local show, Top Billing. It was then that she quickly turned her fame into fortune by beginning to build her brand. In 1995, she became a joint shareholder ofTweselopele Productions, the production company that housed Top Billing and later went on to become JSE listed, making Kumalo one of the youngest black female directors in South Africa.

Kumalo went from strength to strength when she launched her own clothing, eyewear and cosmetics range that reached over 250 stores on the Sub-Saharan region. She is currently the President of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa and has won numerous accolades for her continued efforts and commitment to developing the South African economy. She is also the Executive Chairperson of Tweselope Productions.

Lynette MagasaFounder and chief executive of Boniswa Corporate Solutions

Born in Swaziland, Magasa began her professional career as a receptionist for a leading defence technology corporation. After completing her studies in Human Resources, Magasa was then promoted and found her true calling in telecoms. Together with her husband and funding from the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), Magasa created her telecoms start-up in 2004 and is now the proud owner of one the most successful black-owned telecoms businesses in Africa – Boniswa Corporate Solutions.

The business is operational in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, as well as Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. A BEE-compliant company, Boniswa Corporate Solutions has won several awards, including the BBQ 2013 Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal New and Innovative Business award. Magasa’s impressive business acumen and perseverance was acknowledged when she won Business Women of the Year in 2013.

Shellie Roodt – Founder and Managing Director of IWESCO, Mpumalanga

Iwesco was founded in 1997 and has since grown to become one of the leading industrial waste management businesses in the country. Providing its clients with consolidated waste and environmental management solutions, as well as contract cleaning services, Iwesco is expanding at a rapid pace and is far ahead of its competition.

Shellie Roodt created a solution for South Africa’s waste management problem. Hesitant at first, mainly because industrial waste management was initially not a widely accepted concept in South Africa, she surged forward and ended up walking away with both the Top Gender Empowered Company and Top Woman Entrepreneur awards at the Top Women Awards in 2012.

Roodt piloted her next project, Adopt- a-Road, in 2012. This initiative attempts to combine enterprise development with the BEE scorecard. Franchises will be sold to individuals who in turn will be sponsored by the private sector. The businesses who partake in this initiative will earn points towards enterprise development and this allows the franchisee to run a profitable business while simultaneously creating jobs. Currently in collaboration with the Johannesburg Roads Agency and the Tshwane Metro, Roodt believes that in time, this initiative will give municipal workers the time to focus on more important areas of service delivery.

Khanyi Dhlomo Founder and Managing Director of Ndalo Media

Receiving her head start in her media career at the young age of 20, Khanyi Dhlomo is presently the Managing Director of Ndalo Media which she founded in 2007. Collaborating with Media 24, she is the head publisher for two of the most successful South African magazines: Destiny and Destiny Man. Always miles ahead of her competition, Dhlomo has also crossed over to the digital sphere by creating the online media site, Destiny Connect. Seen as a media power house on a global scale, Dhlomo was noted as one of Africa’s most successful women by Forbes Magazine in 2011, and has received awards for Magazine Editor of the Year as well as Most Influential Woman in South African Media.

In 2015, Forbes Magazine wrote that the key to economic growth lies in supporting and promoting female entrepreneurs. In the meantime, South Africa’s economy continues to grow as these female-run businesses expand and flourish.

 

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Haters Anonymous “An Article For My Daughter”… By Nthabiseng Komane

two businesswomen with boxing gloves fighting“I can only assume that women hate on other women because they’ve run out of things to hate about themselves”-Unknown.

We really need to do better as females………Okay, this is the last post I ever write about this *Might be the first even, not sure*

See, I have a beautiful daughter….she’s 14years old and she’s smart, really bright for her age but she always struggles to make friends. It’s been like this since grade 4…….Girls just don’t take to her and as a parent you can’t help not feel her pain and want to protect her! You also have to pull yourself back from trying to fight her battles but also, as a rational parent you can’t help wonder if it’s her fault……..I mean other kids make friends easily, why can’t she? *Right?!* Read the rest of this entry »

 

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