Enygma Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on investing in women entrepreneurs in the SADC region, is proud to announce its official launch in October 2019. With an initial fund of over R100m, Enygma Ventures is looking for outstanding female entrepreneurs whose businesses have the capability to grow and scale, and who are interested to explore raising additional capital for their business.
In this interview, we host the power couple, Tim Withers and Danielle Withers LeChat to talk about what companies can do better to protect the rights of women and mothers in the workplace. Tim and Danielle share their Individual experiences of the challenges they faced in the workplace when Danielle fell ill with serious hyperemesis gravidarum, the infamous and potentially deadly morning sickness-ailment related to pregnancy.
The future looks bright for young women who aspire to leave their mark in the world of science and technology. Something is happening in the technology industry right now –the diversity pendulum is finally starting to swing. A Non-Profit Organisation called Inspiring Fifty celebrates 50 most inspiring South African women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) annually.
Heavy Chef has a long history of celebrating women entrepreneurs. Starting with our first ever speaker, disruptive musician Verity, who spoke about crowdfunding her album prior to being produced, before 'crowdfunding' even became a thing; to this month's lineup of stellar female superstars, Annette Muller, Dr. Eve and Heidi Patmore. Today, on this auspicious day, we cast our eye back to five of our favourite talks by women on the Heavy Chef stage.