Sit down to an intimate High Tea with some of South Africa’s most dynamic, impressive and influential women at this year’s Woman’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018). Guests will be treated to a sumptuous tea while hearing how these phenomenal women managed to achieve their success; balancing demanding careers and motherhood and still managing to embrace their femininity. This sumptuous networking opportunity – brought to you by FMI – will be taking place on Saturday, 29 September from 2pm to 4pm at Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza Ballroom.

“We are living in an incredible age where women are emerging from the shadows and finally being recognised as the powerful, world-changing individuals they have always been in their industries,” said Helen Johns, co-founder of Women’s Lifestyle Expo. “The Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea will give you an opportunity to feed your inner goddess in a space that is energising and empowering and where women from all walks of life will get to interact, engage with and learn from some truly inspiring women.”

Imagine the setting: a sophisticated and elegant High Tea where guests will sip champagne and gin cocktails and enjoy gourmet fare prepared by #WLE2018 official food partner, OPEN Food Group. The culinary team has fashioned a mouth-watering menu of on-trend delicacies, the likes of which you have never seen before and likely to prove irresistible. Tomato infused profiteroles filled with a salmon and dill mousse; gorgonzola mousse with walnuts and poached pear; and key lime tarts are just a few of the gourmet eats to expect on the day.

Guests will be able to enjoy one-on-one interactions and engage in relaxed discussions with the speakers and each guest will leave with a complimentary goodie bag so that they can continue their pampering experience at home.

The #WLE2018 High Tea will feature a panel of multi-talented, dynamic women who will share their thoughts and experiences on their road to ‘Redefining Success’. They’ll take you on their personal journeys, sharing how they came to achieve their greatest potential as mothers, active contributors to the economy and society and as vibrant and ageless goddesses.

Meet the Speakers

Unathi – A modern-day African Renaissance woman
Unathi is a famed South African singer, songwriter, radio host and Idols judge who has positioned herself as one of the most influential women in entertainment. She has earned a number of national and international accolades, among them ‘Song of The Year’ and ‘Best Female’ at the MMAs, ‘Best South African Radio Host’ at the Nickelodean Kids’ Choice Awards 2014, as well as being named as the most promising woman in media at the MTN Media Awards. Unathi has performed for high- profile audiences, including the United Nations’ delegates, and has shared the stage with global icons such as John Legend, Yossou-Ndou, Chaka Khan and Dbanj. One of her proudest songwriting achievements – Sgubhu – was on the soundtrack of Academy award-winning movie, Tsotsi.

Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen

Wenzile Madonsela – A defender of democracy and activist
Wenzile is pursuing a Masters in Human Rights Law on her journey to social justice. She served as the transformation officer at the Black Lawyers’ Association and is the Company Secretary and Chief Ambassador at the Thuli Madonsela Foundation, an organisation established by her mother to defend democracy through concerted dialogues, advocacy, research and training. Under her and her husband’s company, Unafundo PTY LTD, Wenzile started ‘Princess Chronicles’, a woman’s leadership training programme which empowers young women to live consciously and with purpose, while training them in the digital revolution.

Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen

Nonku Ntshona – An award-winning, young black entrepreneur
The principle partner of Nonku Ntshona & Associates Quantity Surveyors LTD, Nonku has built up a successful organisation, working on top projects within South Africa and internationally. She won the young black entrepreneur of the Year Metropolitan Oliver award in 2010, and was selected as a South African representative to attend the 2011 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) in the US in 2011. In 2013, she received the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation (IWEC) award. Received the Nelson Mandela University Alumni Rising Star Award in 2017. Nonku has extensive qualifications and sits on a number of boards and committees including the Women Property Network, South African Property Owner’s Association Property Development Programme; Chair of South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners Communication, Events and Marketing as well as Board Member, and member of We Connect International.

Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen

Michelle Korevaar – A social entrepreneur
A marketing strategist by trade, Michelle established in 2005, a media platform that publishes good-news stories, providing a voice to their network members of over 30 000 women. Michelle has served on various global boards, passionately pursuing strategic gap points with stakeholders across sectors in her belief that we all have the power to be the change the world needs. This year she launched ChangeMakersHub, a tech-enabled network that profiles social entrepreneurs – charitable entities helping those who need it most.

Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen

Gugulethu Mhlungu – Youngest ever station manager and panel moderator
When it comes to South African media legends, Gugulethu Mhlungu is a powerful young voice cutting across the distracting chatter of day-to-day conversation. Starting as the youngest ever station manager in the country’s broadcast history at Rhodes Music Radio, Gugulethu has continued this upward trajectory. This award-winning features’ writer, radio presenter, and editor (currently deputy editor of BONA Magazine) boasts a decade of both on and off-air media roles, and continues to contribute to South African public discourse in much-needed and incisive ways.

Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen

Tickets to the High Tea are R650 per person – which includes access to the entire Women’s Lifestyle Expo – and can be bought from With limited space available, you’re urged to book now to avoid disappointment.

In addition to the exclusive High Tea experience, the Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI – promises an extensive, all-encompassing programme for every age. You can expect:
• Informative talks on health, financial and lifestyle by industry experts
• Incredible #foodforwoman by OPEN Food Group, official food partner
• On-trend fashion styles, accessories and cosmetics
• Pamper sessions and beauty treatments
• Networking opportunities with South Africa’s leading influencers

Women’s Lifestyle Expo details:
When: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September.
Times: Saturday, 29 September 9.30am to 8pm.
Sunday, 30 September 9.30am to 6pm.
Venue: Montecasino Piazza
Tickets: R180 per person per day for a general entry ticket.

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