Here’s a list of six women who are making boss moves RN! Their hustle game is so lit, they inspire us all to do better.
Sibongile Sambo ventured into a male-dominated industry and while some told her she couldn’t make it, she was determined to prove them wrong. A few years later, this goddess is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation – the first 100% black female-owned aviation company that offers clients professional and personalised flight options to destinations around the world. Talk about making #BossMoves. 💪🏾
Connie Ferguson is a South African actress and producer well known for her role as Karabo Moroka on Generations. After leaving the soapie, Ferguson focused on her production company which she co-owns with husband Shona Ferguson. Producing series that South Africans love and can relate to, such as The Wild, Rockville and The Queen – Ferguson films has become one of the most successful black-owned production companies in South Africa.
With her revolutionary ideas, Wendy Luhabe enabled South African women to become investors for the first time in the ’90s. This kween has also been a member of a number of boards, locally and internationally – one of them being the International Marketing Council founded by President Thabo Mbeki more than 10 years ago. Hey, now!
Everyone knows your girl B! Bonang made history in June 2013 when she joined Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone as a brand ambassador for international cosmetics brand Revlon. This was the first time that Revlon had an ambassador outside of the US. Now, not only is she still one of the faces of Revlon but she is the owner of Bonang Matheba Entertainment, on-air presenter of the popular radio show The Front Row on Metro FM, as well as the presenter of SABC 3’s popular shows Afternoon Express and Top Billing. How she does it all, we don’t know. Must be that #BlackGirlMagic.
Managing Director of Ndalo Media, Khanyi Dhlomo made history in 1995 by becoming the first black newscaster for SABC 1 – and she was only 20 years old. Before starting her own company, Khanyi was the editor of True Love magazine for eight years and in 2007 she founded Ndalo Media. She is also the founder of DestinyConnect and the founding editor of Destiny Magazine. In 2011, she made the Forbes list of 20 Young Power Women in Africa, and in 2003 she was named most influential woman in South African Media by The Media Magazine. This #PowerHouse is definitely taking over the media industry, one step at a time.
Caster Semenya hasn’t had it easy. From being investigated by international sporting bodies to having her medals taken away and reinstated again, as well as having people dragging her name. Semenya seems to rise about all the hate – in fact, she once said that the negativity is what motivates her. Semenya is a 2016 Olympic gold medallist and in 2016, she was included in the 21 Icons third series, celebrating the country’s inspiring leaders. Yas, kween. 🙌🏾
Via Cosmopolitan SA