By Yola Best
A group of young, dynamic and self driven businesswomen has reached out to the community of East London to help and empower other women in business.
Boss Babes a non-profit organisation founded and owned by Yamkela Njingolo, a young lady who saw the opportunity in helping other businesswomen. Njingolo formed the NPO in April 2016, after she realised that women are not taken seriously as they should in the business sector.
“The NPO is an opportunity for women to support each other, share ideas and help with challenges.”
“We want to help women build sustainable and successful businesses that uplift communities and seek to increase profit margins,” said Njingolo.
NPO aimed to focus on brand development and business acumen. Their launch took place at Park Place Boutique Guest House,where 60 women showed interest in joining the organisation.
Owner of Ozzys Eco Decor in Southernwood, Yolanda Msutwana said, Boss Babes is an inspiring organisation for young entrepreneurs.
“There is nothing in East London to support Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs). This is a great opportunity for training and networking,” said Msutwana.
Membership costs R100 per annum until end of May 2016. From June 2016, the fees will increase to R200.
Featured picture by Sarah Kingon