DR MASHADI MOTLANA
Millions of girls around the world are being denied an education and missing a chance to learn vital skills, all due to poverty, gross lack of guidance and information, negative perceptions while menstruating, and poor hygiene and sanitary facilities. A situation made worse by shyness, embarrassment, and fear. This leads to self‐esteem issues and disempowerment. Most of these girls seek information from their peers who don’t know any better.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, the future belongs to those who see the possibilities before they become obvious and sometimes the future needs some guidance and encouragement to re-affirm their belief and strength in themselves. And that is where WE shine.
Business woman, entrepreneur, Founding member of HAPPY WITH A PURPOSE and MINA menstrual cups. In 2013, she was one of 300 women, chosen from thousands of applicants to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10 000 Women Empowerment Programme at the prestigious Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in Johannesburg South Africa.
Zaakira was also awarded the “WOMAN IN BUSINESS 2014/2015” award by the South African Turkish Business Association of South Africa (SATBA), for her efforts to uplift communities.
Dr Motlana resigned as Head of Clinical Services at Tara Hospital in September 2013 to pursue a career in business where she combines her unique skill set as a clinician and her entrepreneurial interests to innovate and impact on the health of the South African population particularly in the corporate sector.
She is a founding director of the Dr Nthato Motlana Foundation, a PBO that is focused on 4 areas; Leadership, Education, Entrepreneurship and Health.
Lerato Ndoro has worked for a number of global and local companies, providing Strategic HR and talent management support at executive and senior management levels. She has more than 15 years experience as an HR generalists and HR specialist, with experience in managing business projects and commercial operations management .She is extremely passionate about womens’ issues, especially those that involve children who face challenges in underdeveloped Africa. Lerato is involved in charities that address children’s issues.