She Brigade: In Conversation

She Brigade: In Conversation

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Welcome to She Brigade the Podcast hosted by Pelontle Mosimege. In each episode we have in depth conversations with amazing women across South Africa, from corporate professionals to creatives and entrepreneurs. We talk about their stories, the good and the bad, and the journeys that have led them to being who they are today. Engage in the conversation on Instagram and Twitter @shebrigade


S2E22: Carol Nyazika, founder of Ndanaka
Jul 12 • 69 min
Today’s guest is Carol Nyazika (IG: @carolnyazika). Carol is the founder of the hair and skincare line Ndanaka. What you may not know though is that she began her journey studying to become a social worker. Tune in to hear how Carol went from studying…
S2E21: Nox Mafu, Content and Media Specialist
Jul 5 • 46 min
On today’s show, we have Noxolo Mafu. Noxolo has worked at major media outlets including being deputy editor of HuffPost SA and more recently deputy editor of Cosmopolitan SA. Tune in to hear her story. Let us know what you think of this episode by…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Jul 1 • 49 min
Gender-Based Violence in South Africa is increasingly getting worse and more publicized. In the workplace, women are often harassed explicitly or implicitly and as women, we tend to accept being treated a certain way. On today’s coffee break, Lesedi and…
S2E20: Motshidisi Mohono, Award Winning Sports Broadcaster
Jun 28 • 48 min
Today’s guest is Motshidisi Mohono. Motshidi is an award-winning sports broadcaster. She won the Sports Awards Journalist of the Year at the SA Sports Awards in 2018. She was also the first woman to anchor a rugby cup final in 2019. Tune in to hear how…
S2E19: Kgomotso Mosiane, Brand Manager for Smashbox & Clinique
Jun 21 • 55 min
Today’s guest is Kgomotso Mosiane. Kgomotso is a brand maven. With over 12 years of brand management experience, Kgomotso has been involved in the development of compelling product launch campaigns, advertising campaigns, influencer marketing campaigns…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak Don’t Touch My Hair
Jun 17 • 31 min
Don’t forget to send your voice messages and share your experience with your hair in the corporate world. As two black girls working in the corporate world, we’ve experienced our fair share of side eyes and comments regarding our hair. Our hair is so…
S2E18: Amonge Sinxoto, Social Entrepeneur & Activist
Jun 14 • 44 min
Today’s guest is Amonge Sinxoto. At the age of 15, Amonge co-founded Blackboard Africa with her partner. A platform aimed at placing young people at the forefront of change. Since then, Amonge has gone on to represent her organization on regional and…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak The Toxic Manager Situation
Jun 10 • 43 min
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to deal with a toxic manager? How do you even identify a toxic manager? And once you have identified that you are in this position, what do you do about it? Lesedi and Pelo tackle this topic today…
S2E17: Mapalo Makhu, Founder of Woman & Finance and Author
Jun 7 • 48 min
On today’s episode, we have Mapalo Makhu (@mapalomakhu). Mapalo is a Published Author of the book: You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich. She is an award-winning Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, the founder of Woman & Finance. Tune in to hear all about her…
S2E16: Sive Mfenyana, Commercial Pilot
May 31 • 46 min
Today’s guest is Sive Mfenayna, IG: @pilotsive, a licensed commercial pilot. Sive’s interest in flying was sparked by a question that she says she had as a young girl, which was; “Who gets to keep these big machines in the sky and why can’t I?” Tune in to…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak Using LinkedIn to Up Your Career with Zimasa Mabuse
May 27 • 47 min
How optimally are you using your LinkedIn? LinkedIn can be a great way to increase your network and be exposed to amazing job opportunities. On this episode, Lesedi and Pelo sit down with Zimasa Qolohle Mabuse, founding editor of The Corporate Canvas as…
S2E15: Olwethu Leshabane, Media Entrepreneur, Maternal Health Advocate & Host of The Sit Down with Olwethu Podcast
May 24 • 40 min
Today’s guest is Olwethu Leshabane. Olwethu is a media entrepreneur, style enthusiast and host of podcast: The Sit Down with Olwethu. Olwethu’s journey is one of passion and purpose. Tune in to hear all about her journey. Let us know what you think of…
S2E14: Zandile Mkhwanazi, Founder of GirlCode & EmpowerXx
May 17 • 59 min
Zandile Keebine is the Chairwoman and founder of GirlCode, a non-profit organisation aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. Through her leadership, the organisation has grown immensely to host monthly coding and robotics workshops…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak Taking Leave on Lockdown??
May 13 • 26 min
Send in your voice messages here: https://anchor.fm/shebrigade/message On this segment of She Brigade, myself, Pelontle Mosimege and co-host Lesedi Molokomme sit down and talk about the various things we go through as career women. A lot has changed and…
S2E13: Londy Ngcobo, Global Ship Navigator & Africa’s First Female Dredge Master
May 11 • 42 min
On today’s episode, we have Londy Ngcobo (IG: @blaqmermaid). A Global Ship Navigator and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master. Londy Ngcobo has over 13 years of experience in the Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International…
S2E12: Nozipho Tshabalala, Conversation Strategist & Global Moderator
May 3 • 43 min
On today’s show, we have Nozipho Tshabalala (Mbanjwa) Nozipho is a conversation strategist who moderates global conversations that are designed to have measurable outcomes. She is also an award-winning financial markets broadcaster. Let us know what you…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak WFH?!
Apr 29 • 45 min
Send in your voice messages here: https://anchor.fm/shebrigade/message Hey Brigaders, we will be bringing you tons more Coffee Break episodes as requested. On this series, myself, Pelontle and co-host Lesedi sit down and unpack issues about the various…
S2E11: Sewagodimo Matlapeng, Software Engineer, Techpreneur & Founder of Indoni Developers
Apr 26 • 41 min
Happy Freedom Day to all my fellow South Africans! On today’s show, we have Sewagodimo Matlapeng (IG: @matlapeng). Sewagodimo is a software engineer and also founded Indoni Developers which provides career support for female developers. She is a speaker…
S2E10: Sinenhlanhla Ndlela, founder of Yococo dairy-free ice-cream
Apr 20 • 36 min
On today’s episode, we have Sinenhlanhla Ndlela. After changing to a plant-based diet, Sinenhlanhla recognised the lack of dairy-free ice cream options and started up her own dairy-free ice cream company. She has since grown it to become a nationwide…
S2E9: Bontlefeela Mogoye, former SANDF Major & Fashion Stylist
Apr 12 • 49 min
On today’s episode, we have Bontlefeela Mogoye. After spending 10 years in the South African National Defence Force, she pivoted and went after her passion for fashion. She has styled people such as Cassper Nyovest and Thembi Seete and has styled the…
S2E8: Mogau Seshoene, aka Lazy Makoti
Apr 5 • 35 min
On today’s episode, I chat to Mogau Seshoene also known as Lazy Makoti. Mogau is a qualified chef and an internationally recognized cookbook author. Tune in to hear Mogau’s story as she takes us through her journey as a young girl from Polokwane to being…
S2E7: Sihle Bolani, Transformation Specialist, Communications Strategist & Author
Mar 29 • 52 min
On today’s episode, I chat with Sihle Bolani (IG: @sihlebolani ). Sihle is a transformation specialist, communications strategist and author of We Are The Ones We Need. After years in the corporate industry, Sihle now runs multiple platform aimed at…
S2E6: Samke Mhlongo, Founder and Chief Executive of The Next Chapter Wealth Partners
Mar 22 • 43 min
On today’s episode, I sit down with Sam’kelisiweSiph’esihle Mhlongo. Samke (as she is commonly known), started her career as a private banker and after going through a life-changing event, found there was a real need to help people and especially women…
#SheBrigadeCoffeeBreak Being a Woman in Tech
Mar 18 • 43 min
Welcome to the first coffee break! On this series, myself Pelontle and co-host Lesedi sit down and unpack issues about the various things we go through as career women. Don’t forget to let us know what you think and send in your voice messages on the…
S2E5: Ayanda Vana, COO of Khula App
Mar 8 • 47 min
On today’s episode, we hear all about Ayanda’s story. Ayanda obtained her Law degree from Rhodes University and recently finished her articles and started her LLM with Wits University. She then made an unexpected career change by taking an opportunity as…
S2E4. Kopano Shimange, Speaker, Youtuber & Founder of Club She Is
Mar 1 • 61 min
Let us know what you think of this episode by tweeting @shebrigade or sharing the love on Instagram by tagging @shebrigade and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen so that others can find it too. Sign up for our monthly…
S2E3. Mmabatho Mokiti, Mathemetician & co-founder of Dream Girls Academy
Feb 23 • 54 min
On today’s show, we have Mmabatho Mokiti who is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur. She is the founder of Mathemaniacs, a tutoring company as well as the co-founder of Dream Girls Academy, a female empowerment and mentoring organization that…
S2E2. Lucy Nkosi, Art Director at Forbes Africa
Feb 16 • 36 min
On this episode, we sit down with Lucy Nkosi (IG: @lucynkosi). Lucy is the Art Director of Forbes Africa. She started her career as a graphic designer after obtaining her degree BA (Communications Design) degree from the University of Johannesburg. After…
S2E1. Mapitso Thaisi, Occupational Therapist & founder of Shweshwekini
Feb 9 • 43 min
On our first episode for season 2, we sit down with Mapitso Thaisi (@sothogirldiaries). Mapitso is an occupational therapist and recently obtained her Master of Philosophy in Human Rights Law. She is also the founder of Shweshwekini, a swimwear and…
Season 2 Trailer
Feb 2 • 1 min
Season 2 of She Brigade is baaack. The new season is officially launching on the 10th of February 2020. This season we made sure that we have women from an even more DIVERSE range of careers. Women we didn’t even know where behind the scenes of some of…
22. Season 1 Finale - The Story of She Brigade
Nov 11, 2019 • 37 min
I can’t believe it’s been 21 episodes of pure magic! Thank you all for being a part of this community and this journey. This episode is not like the others. I’ll be taking you through the She Brigade story of how all of this came to be and of course we’ll…
21. In Conversation with Liz Letsoalo, Founder of Masodi Organics
Oct 27, 2019 • 58 min
On today’s episode we sit down with Liz Letsoalo. Liz is the founder of Masodi Organics which is an online based beauty shop that makes and sells 100% natural hair and skin products. She is currently working on launching Rave, a mobile beauty service that…
IGC x SB: In Conversation with Zesipho Mncwango
Oct 24, 2019 • 14 min
She Brigade has collaborated with In Good Company to bring you a series of conversations with the dynamic, trailblazing women from the In Good Company Experience: Business Festival. In this episode, we talk to Zesipho Mncwango who is the brand manager for…
20. In Conversation with Paballo Makupu, Property Underwriter and Innovation Partner
Oct 20, 2019 • 47 min
In today’s episode we sit down with Paballo Makupu (IG: @kp_paballo). Paballo is a philanthropist and motivational speaker. She works as a property underwriter and innovation partner at Munich. She was awarded the Carrol Boyes Fabulous Girl Award of the…
IGC x SB: In conversation with Lesedi Mashale
Oct 15, 2019 • 7 min
Welcome to the In Good Company & She Brigade In Conversation Series. We collaborated to bring you conversations with the women from the In Good Company Business Festival. In this episode, we chat with Lesedi Mashale who is the Head of PR, Influencers, and…
19. In Conversation with Liat Madinane, Founder of Sika Creative Agency
Oct 14, 2019 • 52 min
Liat Madinane (IG: @liat_madinane) is a dynamic young woman who at the age of 22 founded Sika Creative Agency. An agency aimed at helping small businesses achieve success in their marketing and brand communication. Liat is also currently working as the…
18. In Conversation with Kabelo Matlala, Product Owner and Intrapreneur
Oct 6, 2019 • 42 min
On today’s show we sit down with Kabelo Matlala (IG: @kabeloglobal). Kabelo currently works as a Product Owner for one of the big banks. She was also a program manager for the Standard Bank incubator where she initiated 4 accelerator programmes taking on…
17. In Conversation with Buhle Mbele, Head of Graduate Recruitment and Social Entrepreneur
Sep 29, 2019 • 68 min
On today’s episode we sit down with Buhle Mbele (IG: @buhle_m) who heads up the Gauteng Regional Audit Graduate Recruitment Programmes for a Global Audit Firm. She is also involved in multiple initiatives to uplift society. Buhle is passionate about…
16. In Conversation with Luyanda Duma, Founder of Stripped by Luyanda
Sep 22, 2019 • 40 min
Luyanda Duma (IG: @luyandaduma) is a vivacious 22 year old. You feel her presence as soon as she walks into a room (which I’m sure you’ll hear as soon as the podcast starts). She is currently working as an HR Practitioner and also founded Stripped by…
15. In Conversation with Oletilwe Mogashoa, Senior Business Development Manager and Founder of Secrets to Success
Sep 15, 2019 • 48 min
On today’s episode we chat to Oletilwe Mogashoa a Senior Business Development Manager and Founder of Secrets to Success an online TV show where successful people share the secrets to their success. Tune in as Oletilwe takes us through her journey of…
14. In Conversation with Thokozile Mangwiro, Founder and CEO of Nilotiqa Hair Care
Sep 1, 2019 • 41 min
On today’s show we have Thokozile Mangwiro who is the founder and CEO of Nilotiqa (IG: @nilotiqa) which is a natural hair care product line formulated for dry damaged natural afro hair. Tune is as Thokozile takes us through her journey of going from…
13. In Conversation with Aurelia Nxumalo, Legal Advisor and Co-founder of The Professionista
Aug 26, 2019 • 58 min
You may have seen her on social media with her bubbly charismatic personality. Today we sit with Aurelia (IG: @aurelianxumalo) who works s a senior legal advisor but is also the co-founder of The Professionista. She is also a Play Your Part Brand SA…
12. In Conversation with Phemelo Segoe, Wellness Coach and Entrepreneur
Aug 18, 2019 • 45 min
On today’s episode we chat to Phemelo Segoe, an entrepreneur and wellness coach. Today Phemelo shares her journey on entrepreneurship and we chat about what Self Care really means and how to practically implement it in your life. Don’t forget to let us…
11. In Conversation with Mpumi Khumalo, Social Entrepreneur & Activist and Marketing Professional
Aug 11, 2019 • 32 min
On today’s episode we chat to Mpumi Khumalo (IG: Qhawekazi_Speaks), a social entrepreneur, activist and marketing professional. Mpumi has worked wit brands including YFM, the CHOC foundation and Redbull. She also founded Who Is Woman after noticing a gap…
10. In Conversation with Jabulile Gwala, Head of Marketing and Founder of In Good Company
Aug 4, 2019 • 50 min
On today’s episode we have Jabulile Gwala, who is a Head of Marketing and also the founder In Good Company (IG: @in_good_companyza). In Good Company is an organization that hosts platforms where women and members of the youth can share ideas and knowledge…
9. In Conversation with Tebogo Mphahlele, Aspiring CA and Founder of Lead Young SA
Jul 28, 2019 • 29 min
Tebogo (IG: @tebo.mphahlele) is a powerhouse. She founded Lead Young SA at the age of 16 and has gone on to receive numerous awards for her work with the foundation. She is a Lead SA Future Leader Ambassador was a delegate at the Asia World Model United…
8. In Conversation with Cikida Gcali, Chemical Engineer and Founder of The Money Fam
Jul 21, 2019 • 39 min
On today’s episode we chat to Cikida Gcali (IG: @missmagnate) is a chemical and petroleum engineer. Her research contribution to this body of work won 2nd place at the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s highly competitive Mid-Content Regional Paper Contest,…
7. In Conversation with Zimasa Qolohle Mabuse, Head of Legal at Yalu and Founding Editor of The Corporate Canvas
Jul 14, 2019 • 50 min
On today’s episode we chat to Zimasa Qolohle, Head of Legal & Compliance at Yalu a black-owned Insuretech & Fintech startup and Founding Editor of The Corporate Canvas (IG: @thecorporatecanvas) - a contemporary magazine for young professionals which was…
6. In Conversation with Noxolo Peter, Ethics & Conduct Risk Manager and Women’s Empowerment Advocate
Jun 30, 2019 • 40 min
On this episode we’re in conversation with Noxolo Peter (IG: @noxolo.peter) who works as an Ethics and Conduct Risk Manager at one of the South African big banks. Noxolo has also founded and runs a gourmet food company called Cheesy Steaks (IG:…
5. In Conversation with Thato Pule, Social Justice Activist and Actuarial Specialist
Jun 23, 2019 • 44 min
On this episode, we’re in conversation with Thato Pule (IG: @roguethato). Thato is a transgender woman who works in the corporate world as an Actuarial Reporting Consultant. Thato also has a strong commitment to social justice based on her upbringing as a…
4. In Conversation with Mpho Manyisa, Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Consultant
Jun 16, 2019 • 42 min
On this episode we’re in Conversation with Mpho Manyisa (IG: @mphoxo). Mpho is a Sponshorship and Experiential Marketing Consultant and has worked on campaigns with Caster Semenya, Chad le Clos and Team Dimension Data. Mpho is also involved in the Forbes…
3. In conversation with Mathebe Molise, Founder and Owner of Beauty on TApp.
Jun 10, 2019 • 35 min
On this episode we’re in Conversation with Mathebe Molise (IG: @mathebe_molise). Mathebe is the founder of Beauty on TApp (IG and Twitter: @beautyontapp) an online beauty directory. We chat to Mathebe on her entrepreneurial journey while still juggling…
2. In Conversation with Kim Nokwaza, Trust Specialist and Career and Fashion Blogger
Jun 2, 2019 • 37 min
On this episode we’re in conversation with Kim Nokwaza (@KimmyNokz on Instagram) who works as a Trust Specialist. Kim also runs a fashion and career blog called An Ode to Style (www.anodetostyle.co.za). Having been in corporate for almost 12 years, we…
1. In Conversation with Tebello Kutoane, admitted attorney and entrepreneur
Oct 8, 2018 • 40 min
In conversation with Tebello Kutoane, an admitted attorney and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Collective Intelligence- a legal consultancy and advisory firm and Sister in Law (@sister_in_law)- a platform that empowers women through legal education.…