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The 2nd Effeminacy Women’s Breakfast Event is now open for bookings to all women entrepreneurs in Johannesburg!

Raising the bar for women’s entrepreneurship is the main topic of the 2nd Effeminacy Women’s Breakfast Event taking place on the morning of Saturday 31 October (10am prompt to 1pm) at the OPEN Collaborative City Workspaces in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Once again, the event is free of charge, but spaces are limited, so book now.


This breakfast event is a must-attend, particularly for young women entrepreneurs just starting out on their business journey in South Africa. A panel of invited women entrepreneurs and specialists in the field of entrepreneurship, chaired by Lionesses of Africa founder, Melanie Hawken, will be sharing their insights and experience with the audience on how to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Other topics to be covered through a series of presentations include Collective and Active Women (Business & Personal link) and Locating Sense in the Senseless Business World. Other well-known panelits participating in the event include Dr Linda Makuleni and Lesego Tebeleni.

Also on the agenda will be a presentation from Limelight, an Entrepreneurship Programme and Conference looking to empower female entrepreneurs and to accelerate their growth. Limelight takes the entrepreneurs through Masterclasses to ready them for the LimeLight Conference, where entrepreneurs, funders and procurement specialists meet. They'll be hosting a workshop at this Saturday's Effeminacy Women's Entrepreneurship Breakfast. The ABSA Entrepreneurship centre is also going to be discussing the funding opportunities they have for entrepreneurs and also the facilities they offer for free. 

Organiser, Sibabalwe Sesmani, herself an entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of Johannesburg-based PR firm Unorthodox, states “Effeminacy is a Woman’s Entrepreneurship Breakfast that is specifically for women by women, dealing with the stereotypes and uncomfortable environment that can often be business. The Effeminacy Women’s Breakfast is a response to the findings of extensive research and analysis into women’s entrepreneurship in the South African business environment. Feedback seems to indicate the need for such gatherings, as women often have similar experiences in business and face many of the same challenges, particularly in the early startup phase.”  

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited, so interested young women entrepreneurs are encouraged to register quickly to ensure a place. 

To book your place at the 2nd Effeminacy Women’s Breakfast, RSVP at Seats are limited.

For more information, contact Sibabalwe Sesmani, Organiser - Email: Tel : 011 044 1420 or Cell : 0720578018