Archive | Women at Work


Interview with Gynaecologist, Dr Kendall Brouard

This week I’m interviewing a Gynae as part of my Women at Work series…. Dr Kendall Bouard qualified as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 8 years ago and has since developed a keen interest in female pelvic floor disorders. She is currently working with a dynamic team of colleagues in the Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction […]

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Interview with founder of Kids Emporium, Lauren De Swardt (plus WIN)

Today I’m sharing my space with an extraordinary entrepreneur (& mom) who I recently had the good pleasure of meeting. Lauren De Swardt is the founder of Kids Emporium, a nationwide franchise network of children’s boutiques. I heard all about her journey at a recent blogger breakfast and found her vision and passion so inspiring that I invited her […]

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Interview with Textile Designer & Entrepreneur, Lou Harvey (plus WIN)

My Women at Work series is where I share my space with inspiring women who make work, work, for them! Today I’m thrilled to interview Lou Harvey. This well-known name is not only the brand of beautiful bags printed in an array of pretty patterns and bright colours, but a real-life mom of 2! Read on […]

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Interview with Winemaker, Michelle Louw

I recently decided it was time to revive my Women at Work interview series and so I have done just that! Today I’m thrilled to interview a wonder woman winemaker, Michelle Louw. She is an assistant white winemaker at Adam Tas, one of South Africa’s leading cellars, based in Stellenbosch, where she makes Zonnebloem wines. Now who doesn’t […]

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Interview with Salonnière and Editor-At-Large, Jackie Burger

I’ve said it before but my Women at Work interview series is one of my favourites… the interviews which feature real woman doing real work always inspire me, whether the women is someone well known or not I always find there is a gem or two from reading their story. The idea behind the series […]

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Interview with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

Today I’m pleased to be sharing an interview with one of the most inspirational South African woman. Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice Principal: Research & Innovation at UNISA has been selected as an Innovation Pioneer for Kiehl’s Pioneers by Nature campaign and when you read a short summary of her CV you immediately understand why… She […]

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Interview with Occupational Therapist & founder of Baby Sense, Meg Faure

I stared my Women at Work series as a place to feature various inspiring women. I wanted it to be a space where I could encourage women in the world of work. Be it young women looking for career ideas or moms who find themselves heading back to the work place afer a break or […]

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Interview with Fashion Designer, Nadia Turton

Today I’m pleased to be interviewing another fabulous entrepreneur in my Women at Work series. Nadia Turton is a fashion designer who has her own clothing range and boutique shop under the name of LABEL Collections. Nadia began working in the retail industry where she learned the basics and gained an idea of what she […]

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Interview with Lawyer & Author, Dominique Malherbe

Today I’m interviewing an inspiring woman called Dominique Malherbe, a mom of 4 and a lawyer who has also somehow found the time to write a book!!! From Courtrooms to Cupcakes is her take on the career/ mother struggle and a fascinating read. Read on to find out more about her… Tell me more about […]

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Interview with Celebrity Wife and Author, Deborah Kirsten

Last week while sick in bed I had the pleasure of diving into the new book by Deborah Kirsten, wife of Gary, called Chai Tea and Ginger Beer. My unexpected journey… Cricket, Family And Beyond. I love reading, especially auto-biographies and biographies, but with all the other pressures of life I seldom get the chance […]

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Interview with a Boutique Owner

I love my Women at Work series. I find it fascinating to meet women who over a period of time have discovered exactly where they wish to be when it comes to work and are now “making work, work for them” Discovering the journey they have taken to get to where they are is always […]

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Interview with a Baker

I was recently delivered a little parcel of Love & Spoon Me cupcakes from Cupcake Richard…. They were made with such care that I thought it would be interesting to interview Wida, the lady behind the business, and find out what it takes to become a entrepreneurial baker (or confectioner if you want to get […]

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Interview with a Health Product Distributor

At a recent Mommy Matters networking breakfast I met Nina Hill, a very enthusiastic entrepreneur who is passionate about what she does and how it gives her the lifestyle she wants. After spending some time with this positive lady I thought she might be a great candidate for my next Women at Work series…. Read […]

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Interview with a Trainer, Facilitator and Coach

Today I’m featuring another inspiring woman in my Women at Work series. Karen Grant is a trainer, facilitator and coach who specialises in helping women to transition through changes in their lives especially those around making the move from work to home or home to work. I met with her briefly a few weeks ago […]

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