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Women of Impact

On 30 August, DStv Media Sales and E! Entertainment hosted their annual Women's Month event at The Venue in Morningside, this year under the banner: Women of Impact.
Women of Impact

The event, celebrating fierce and fabulous women across the country’s sports and entertainment sectors, was hosted by the multi-talented Thembisa Mdoda, and included a panel discussion with:

  • Award winning sportscaster, Carol Tshabalala
  • Creative director of Quizzical Pictures, Harriet Gavshon
  • Head of sales general entertainment at DStv Media Sales, Piwe Motshegoa
  • M-Net’s executive head of programming, Nomsa Philiso.
  • Discussion centred around the challenges faced by women in business, not just here in South Africa, but on the global stage. As disruptors and game-changers in their respective fields, the panellists were invited to share their secrets to success.

    Philiso encouraged the audience to find their own internal motivation: “Disruption to me is saying: I am not going to be comfortable with whatever I get, but I’m going to look beyond.”

    As a public figure, Tshabalala is strongly aware of her responsibility to be a role model for young women: “In a male dominated industry, I strive to show the ladies that we belong, we have a voice and we can do it, set the trend and become trailblazers.”

    Their unique advice and insights were invaluable. Investment in local talent, and especially in women-led businesses, was identified as a crucial contributing factor in the female empowerment process.

    This, of course, is an area that DStv, Supersport and MultiChoice are dedicated to developing.

    “We all have a responsibility to drive change – and to motivate others to do the same” said Motshegoa. “We, as leaders, need to work together to help pave the way for future generations of leading women.”

    A stellar performance by actress and singer, Moneoa, completed the line-up.

    Fired and fuelled by the 2022 event, we look forward to an exciting future in the country’s sports and entertainment industries. And to meeting next year’s Women of Impact!

    2 Sep 2022 12:19

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