Forgy Mokalapa Events of Honor successfully hosted the #BuildAWoman movement at The Balcony restaurant and pub in the Motloung section of Katlehong on April 9.
The event aimed to heal and inspire women through heart-to-heart conversations.
#BuildAWoman founder Forgy Mokalapa said the most important lesson for the ladies to learn was the power to stand up and do whatever it takes to get things done.
“It was the first time I sat down with the guest and asked personal questions in the history of #BuildAWoman and I’m fascinated by how it turned out,” Mokalapa said.
The event targeted 30 women participating in the initiative and at least more than 30 women attended the event and shared their lived stories.
Zaar Mabuto-Oladipo was the guest speaker, with well over 22 years of experience as a strategic transformation executive in leadership, operations, sales and business growth.
Mabuto-Oladipo shared his life story and past experiences before heading into a Q&A with Forgy.
According to Zaar, women must find their power and dig deep into every challenge to fulfill their passions in life.
“Every woman has a story to tell that can encourage, empower, educate and equip other women. Our women’s stories can be built rather than broken,” Zaar said.
During the session, the women were served hot Bisque soup to warm up their bodies as a starter.
Ms. South Africa semi-finalist Neo Motsapi also gathered with the large group of ladies to celebrate the day.
Motsapi said women’s empowerment movements resonate with her and her passion. She was captured by the #BuildAWoman movement and couldn’t resist but attend and build herself because the learning never stops.
“I strongly believe that if adult women can open up to young women/girls about life experiences, it will grow young girls, allow them to navigate life and gain confidence in all the decisions they make. in life,” Motsapi said.
Mokalapa concluded that the event was magical. She added that the event fulfilled its purpose, which was to build women of all ages while fulfilling the vision of #BuildAWoman.
The women who made it through were happy to be part of the event.
Mamosa Moretsele (33) said she learned that women are more powerful together and if they come together they can rule the world and make it a better place.
Mokalapa said women should identify what they love most about themselves and dwell on it.
The ladies were served delicious meals and drinks.