She Says, The Largest Creative Network For Women, Launches Second Event, Focusing On "Side Hustle"

Starting new every day is at the core of an entrepreneur’s mindset. But you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to think like one.

Whether you're toying with the idea of starting a side hustle, or want to become an intrapreneur in your company, SheSays Cape Town’s second event, on 23 August 2018, will explore how to inject your life with more disruptive thinking and be a game-changer in your own right.

SheSays, the world’s largest creative network for women, launched its Cape Town chapter in April 2018. Focused on the engagement, education and advancement of women creatives, it has a presence in over 42 cities around the world and is run by a volunteer network of women.

The local launch event brought together almost 300 women from various creative industries, and featured a lively panel discussion around future-proofing your career. The second event will be hosted by GetSmarter on Thursday 23 August 2018. Themed DAY JOB / SIDE HUSTLE / WHAT ELSE?, it will take the form of a panel discussion featuring five incredible women who found their “slash” and explore how they apply entrepreneurial thinking each day.

There will also be a Q&A session, followed by networking and drinks.

Each of the five panelists was chosen to contribute their unique point of view of the spirit of entrepreneurship: Lauren Fowler is a revered Cape Town creative entrepreneur; Izelle Venter, channel head of Via, effectively runs a start-up within a big corporate; celebrity chef Zola Nene has built a multi-faceted personal brand; newly-appointed CEO of the IAB, Paula Hulley, has a wealth of experience in business innovation; and Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, boasts a career empowering and educating entrepreneurs.

“At its core, SheSays is about empowering creative women, and giving them a leg up in their careers. What better way to do that than to discuss and dissect entrepreneurial thinking – arguably one of the most vital skills to survive and thrive in our industry today,” says SheSays Cape Town director, Johannie van As.

Tracy Ellis, Head of Communications from GetSmarter, echoes her sentiments, “SheSays's focus on the education and advancement of women in creative industries really resonates with our purpose of improving lives through better education.

The entrepreneurial theme of this event also hits home. GetSmarter grew from a small family startup to a global company, who went on to be acquired by US based Edtech giant 2U, Inc., so entrepreneurship is in our roots and is still deeply embedded in our corporate culture.”

How to register? 

Register for the SheSays Cape Town at EventBrite (click here).

Entrance is free but seats are limited. Join the group on Facebook and Twitter @SheSaysCapeTown.

SheSays, the world’s largest creative network for women, opened its Cape Town chapter – the first in Africa – in April 2018. It focuses on the engagement, education and advancement of women creatives, and provides them with the thought leadership and connections to fast-track their careers. With a presence in over 40 cities around the world, it is run by a volunteer network of women. It’s different to other organisations in that it affords its chapters complete freedom in how they shape their offerings. Members have a say and everything is free.

The Cape Town chapter directors are content strategist, Anelde Greeff, senior freelance copywriter Johannie van As, and brand strategist Marina Tokar. Launched in 2007 by Mr President creative partner Laura Jordan Bambach and experience design consultant Alessandra Lariu (selected by Fast Company into the ‘League of extraordinary women” alongside Oprah and Hillary Clinton), SheSays has since pioneered a series of firsts in the women’s’ space: the first female director’s festival in Cannes, the first women-only hackathon, the first to do speed mentoring events – amongst many others.

The organisation has also accumulated its share of accolades, including being honoured for its “The Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media” by New Media Age.