Over the years, women empowerment has become a topical issue in society, and most people have come to realise that empowering women to participate fully in economic affairs is essential to building stronger and inclusive economies, ensuring sustainable development and improving the quality of life. Botswana has also made great strides in facilitating women empowerment by increasing the number of women in decision making positions, facilitating financing for women businesses and increasing women representation in political positions like parliament and councils.
Women have also stepped up to the challenge, organising women empowerment seminars, celebrating women in business and hosting high teas and refinement brunches. One such event, called the ‘Chic refinement brunch’ will be held at Molapo rooftop on May 7th. ‘Chic refinement brunch’ is an exclusive event that is meant to bring together women from all spheres of life and enable them to network, learn and share ideas about business, work and life. The event, which is also meant to empower and promote women entrepreneurs, will start at 08h00 and end at 14h00. The ‘Chic refinement brunch’ will also feature motivational speakers, life and financial coaches and women entrepreneurs who will share their life experiences and success stories. Borethe Mogwe, the Marketing Manager of ‘Chic refinement brunch’ said in an interview:
“This event is all about bringing together women from different backgrounds, industries and social circles to sit under one roof in a motivational retreat.” It will not only be a day of speaking and sharing ideas, as women will also be pampered and given special treatment through free manicures, pedicures, body massages, goody bags and free cooking lessons. Tickets are available for P350 per person and food and drinks will be served free of charge.