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Conversations with women of colour

Conversations with women of colour

By Conversations with women of colour
A journey of empowerment through conversation.


We invite women of colour from all different backgrounds to our conversations to tell their stories. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover empowering teachings from influential women.


Dhanusha and Megan are two digital content creators from South Africa who are passionate about diversity and inclusivity for women of colour. Dhanusha is focused on self-care and lifestyle for millennial women. Megan is a self-professed foodie and body positive activist. Both are highly addicted to coffee so grab a cup and join in the conversation.
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E4: Hot Topics in a flash: Women's month 2021, are brands getting it wrong?

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S2 E8: Finding Purpose with Lisa Adams
In this episode, we chat with Lisa Adams, creative technologist and founder of Citizen code. Lisa speaks about turning trauma into purpose and how growing up in the Coloured community impacted her career.  Citizen Code: https://www.instagram.com/citizencode/ Girl Effect: https://www.instagram.com/girleffect/ Learning to code: https://www.codecademy.com/
30:36
September 16, 2021
E4: Hot Topics in a flash: Women's month 2021, are brands getting it wrong?
In this episode, we chat about the campaign messaging surrounding women's month. We feel that brands are getting it wrong. What we truly think of a red lipstick campaign and why we think brands can do much better.  Find us on Instagram: @conversationswithwomenofcolour
18:23
August 19, 2021
S2 E7: Let's talk about PR in South Africa
In this episode, we chat with Jean Harkett, founder and managing director of Story Book Communications. Jean has more than 20 years of experience as a communications and investor relations manager in South Africa and abroad. Today, she chats with us about the role of public relations, what skills are needed to stand out, and a few misconceptions about the PR industry.
32:33
August 5, 2021
E3: Hot topics in a flash: Let's talk about mental health
In this episode, we chat about the importance of prioritising your mental health with reference reference to Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles. 
19:10
July 29, 2021
S2 E6: The real life of a media personality with Megan Edwards
In today's episode we chat to Megan Edwards AKA. the voice. She's a radio presenter, voice over artist, TV personality, mentor, trainer and PR specialist. We chat about her struggles being a colour in the broadcasting industry. She also shares her tips for success.
30:44
July 1, 2021
S2: E5: The work-life-mom balance with Elvina Snell Fortuin
In today's episode we chat to the founder of Through my wine glass, Elvina Snell Fortuin. She is a senior at a corporate company, a mother and a content creator. We talk about work-life balance, the effects of the pandemic and lockdown on her life and her tips for other mothers. Check out her social media channels by searching Through my wine glass.
30:14
June 3, 2021
E2: Hot topics in a flash: The dangers of diet culture
In this episode, we chat about the dangers of diet culture. 
21:14
May 20, 2021
S2 E4: Generational trauma, anti-racism and discrimination with Mayuri Govender
In this episode, we chat with Mayuri Govender, founder and owner of Breaking Brown Silence and EDI Consulting. Mayuri is renowned for her work in the transformation space. She is an admitted attorney, academic writer, editor, author and content creator. Today, she shares insights on intergenerational trauma, anti-racism and anti-discrimination.
24:15
May 6, 2021
E1: Hot topics in a flash: What's the issue with cellulite anyway?
In this episode, we speak about the controversy around Khloe Kardashian's photo leak.
17:12
April 9, 2021
S2 E3: Diversity and growth in Influencer marketing with Sanesh Makeup
In this episode, we chat to Saneshnie Naidoo. The beauty behind the brand Sanesh Makeup. She is a makeup artist, somatologist, Influencer and now business owner. Sanesh Makeup is a powerhouse in the social media space. She shares her journey, representation in the industry and some tips for up and coming influencers.
22:43
March 31, 2021
S2 E2: Navigating selfcare, grief & mental health with Aimee Isaacs
In today's episode we chat to occupational therapist Aimee Isaacs. She runs the self care studio CT on Instagram helping people practice selfcare at home. We chat about the importance of selfcare, how to deal with grief and mental health during a pandemic.
01:12:26
March 4, 2021
S2 E1: The global wine industry with Tshepang Molisana.
In this episode, we chat with Tshepang Molisana - poet, award-winning writer, editor and host of the podcast, In My Kitchen. She shares valuable insight into the global wine industry, what initially got her interested in wine and how black women can overcome social biases and racial injustice.
50:51
February 4, 2021
Episode 10: Hosts rounding up 2020
In today's final episode for 2020 on Conversations with women of colour: Your hosts Dhanusha and Megan round up their thoughts on the first season, highlight the major challenges women of colour face and how we can improve going forward. We also let you know what to expect in the new year. We hope you enjoy this and have a safe, wonderful festive season.
36:16
December 10, 2020
Episode 9: Selina Mutale and Fiona Masuku chat about being foreign black women in South Africa
In this episode, we chat with Selina Mutale and Fiona Masuku. Sels and Fi, as we know them, are two successful women working in Project Management and Finance. They left Zimbabwe at the age of 18, to further their studies in their respective fields. After completing their studies, Sels and Fi formed a beautiful friendship, which is empowering to see. This episode shares more details about their journey, the struggle they face as black foreign women in South Africa and some of their favourite spots to explore over weekends. 
01:00:37
November 26, 2020
Episode 8: The Technology Industry in South Africa with Nafisa Akabor
In this episode, we chat to Nafisa Akabor, a freelance technology journalist based in Johannesburg. Nafisa is an expert on all things tech and chats about the lack of diversity in the industry and the cultural and behavioural structures that need to change for women of colour to be represented. She also shares some of her favourite gadgets right now. 
28:01
November 11, 2020
Episode 7: Influencer marketing in South Africa with Khanya Ngubmela
In this episode we chat to personal branding coach, Khanya Ngubmela. She helps nanoinfluencers build businesses leveraging social media. We chat about brand deals, brands, influencer marketing and so much more. We delve into the ins and outs of Influencer marketing in South Africa as well as it's future.
01:02:46
October 28, 2020
Episode 6: Selfcare, Self-love and it's misuse in marketing campaigns
In todays episodes, hosts Dhanusha and Megan chat about self-care and self-love. They share their journies and share some tips. Self-care and self-love have recently become buzz words in marketing but it seems as though brands are getting it wrong. There's much more to selfcare than products, find out more in this episode.
41:37
October 15, 2020
Episode 5: Diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry with Amazi Beauty.
In this episode, we chat with Divya and Lisa from Amazi Beauty, the first inclusive beauty brand in South Africa. Divya is the Founder and CEO of Amazi Beauty. She believes that all businesses should be social businesses. Lisa is currently the CFO. Her purpose is to change the landscape of the health and beauty industry by championing the economic inclusion of women. These powerhouses are on a mission to change the beauty industry, by training women of colour to become business owners. Divya and Lisa unpack how financial matters (amongst others) are impacted by the lack of women in the industry. They also punt the importance of creating our own tables.
33:46
September 30, 2020
Episode 4: Graduate development with Celeste Stewart
In today's episode, we chat with Celeste Stewart, owner, and founder of Bold Curiosity. Celeste is a thought leader in the space of adult learning, a facilitator, focusing on graduate development and an entrepreneur.
35:12
September 16, 2020
Episode 3: Its not "just hair" with Foyin and Amanda
In this episode, we chat about the natural hair movement and recent hair brand mistakes with two influential women, Foyin and Amanda. Foyin Ogunrombi is an established beauty and lifestyle influencer based in Cape Town. She uses her platforms to discuss current issues relating to women empowerment, gender inequality and representation. Amanda Carpede is the founder of glowing up and co-founder of Cape Town Naturally. She is one of the first natural hair influencers in South Africa, who believes that embarking on the natural hair journey is a way of reconnecting with your inner self.
31:49
September 9, 2020
Episode 2: Food, Travel & Intersectionality with Ishay Govender
In this episode, we chat with Ishay Govender. Freelance travel, food and culture journalist, writer, blogger, cook and explorer. She's the blogger behind Food and the Fabulous and author of the book Curry. Mail and Guardian named her the TOP 200 Young South Africans in 2014. Last year, she won the FoodXX Fresh Voices: for journalism covering the intersection of culture, food and social justice. Ishay also founded SA POC at the Table - which is an empowering platform for people of colour in the SA food, beverage and creative industry.
39:50
September 2, 2020
Episode 1: Meet your hosts
In this episode, get to know more about the hosts: Dhanusha and Megan. Dhanusha uses her social media platforms to advocate for self-care and Megan is a body-positive activist. They share more information about their backgrounds and journey as women of colour in the digital space and how their friendship blossomed.
31:12
August 19, 2020
Conversations with women of colour trailer.
Conversations with women of colour is a podcast about a journey of empowerment through conversation. Hosted by Dhanusha Dhoorgalu (Miss Dhanusha) and Megan Richards (The Authentic Girl). Our aim is to converse with influential women of different backgrounds, giving them the platform to tell their stories. We'll release a fortnightly episode every Thursday from 20 August 2020. We would love you to join in on the conversation too, use #CWWOC on social media to reach us.
04:49
August 11, 2020