Hungry Woman at Work

Hungry Woman at Work is a podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul.

Be inspired by the stories of women who are making an impact in their spheres of influence, be it in the boardroom, the classroom, on the field, at an NGO, or at home.

And get some snippets of advice on issues facing women in the workplace, from mentorship and leadership, to being healthy at work.

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08
NOV
2019

Ep 17: It’s a men’s issue

What are men’s voices doing on a show for women who want to thrive at work? What they should have been doing a long time ago: taking a stand against toxic masculinity and doing their part to eradicate gender-based violence.

So say the collective voices on our show today.

Gender-based violence has so many facets and one episode is not adequate enough to cover it. But the men on this episode agree about one thing: it’s a men’s issue more than anything else.

In episode 17 of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi speaks to Jaco van Schalkwyk, founder of The Character Company, Beverly Gumede of Lawyers against Abuse, and a few other men who are saying “GBV stops with me”.

#StopGBV #Iamnotnext #MeToomovement #HWaW
Audiodacious website Mzeelia Media website The Character Company Lawyers Against Abuse
17
SEP
2019

Ep 16: How to build an online business - feat. Genecia Alluora

Starting an online business, or moving your brand from offline to online can be intimidating for anyone. It’s even more intimidating for the woman who is somewhat technophobic, or feels like she doesn’t have enough time to figure out this online thing.

Genecia Alluora, founder of Soul Rich Woman - the biggest network of female entrepreneurs in South-East Asia, is all about helping women entrepreneurs “shortcut their success” through building an online business. In addition to some very practical, technical tips for building your brand digitally, she also shares her insights on some of the limiting mindsets and beliefs we first need to overcome as women.

The story of this former Miss Singapore starts from humble beginnings, and is testament to her belief that as women, “alone we are strong, together we are unstoppable”.

#HWaW #buildanonlinebusiness #onlinebusiness #geneciaalluora
Audiodacious website Mzeelia Media website
29
AUG
2019

Ep 15: Disrupting through innovation - meet the founders of Instaglam Express

“In the midst of doing hair we realised the whole world is changing all around us but the beauty industry is not changing - what is happening?”

Doing things differently or, not doing things the way they’ve always been done, is not always encouraged. In this episode Nevelia Moloi speaks to two women who have experienced first-hand that innovation is not always celebrated.

Natasha Summers and Chris Fisher are co-owners of Share Hair salon. Over the years they’d become so successful at their hairdressing craft, they had clients on waiting lists!

But one day they realised the world around them was changing, but their industry was not. And so they set out to do something which at the time was unthinkable: to introduce technology into a techno-scared industry.

As founders of Instaglam Express, an app for the hair and beauty industry, they share their insights on how to step out of your comfort zone and disrupt through innovation.

#HWaW #innovation #disruption #beautyindustry #womeninpartnership

About this Podcast:
Hungry Woman at Work is the podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul. And that workplace could be in the boardroom or the classroom, in the lab or on the sports field, in the home office or the cyber office.

#HWaW is produced by Audiodacious, your audio content solutions partner.
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30
JUL
2019

Ep 14: “Make every season count” – Rumbidzai Chisenga

What season of life do you currently find yourself in: an exuberant summer, an uncertain autumn or an overwhelming winter? More importantly, how are you responding to the season? Are you trying to make the most of every moment or are you desperately wanting to go into hibernation and hope it passes soon?

In episode 14, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rumbidzai Chisenga, a consultant in the international development space whose work revolves around strengthening governance institutions.

Rumbidzai shares why it’s important to understand the season you’re in and adjust yourself accordingly. “The most important thing about seasons might just be about contentment. I am here, I’m not always gonna be here, but I’ve got to make this season count,” she says.

She also offers her take on how to make your introverted nature work to your advantage in a loud and contested workplace.

#HWaW #HungryWomanatWork #Seasons #Introversion #WomeninGovernance #WorkingWomen
Audiodacious website Mzeelia Media website
29
MAY
2019

Ep 13: The Confidence Gap at Work

There’s been a lot of talk around women and the confidence gap at work. One school of thought says women get overlooked for promotions because “they’re not confident enough”.

But others say that, what shows up as a lack of confidence is really a mix of different reasons. Some of those include a fear of backlash, being taught that others – not yourself – should praise your work, and generational gender norms of how women should present themselves (i.e. sweetly and quietly!)

Host Nevelia Moloi, Mwansa Chokolo, an actuary working in the insurance industry, and Khodani Nematei, a youth development manager chat about women and the confidence gap at work.

To add your voice to the conversation, talk to us on Instagram @hungrywomanatwork

#HWaW #confidencegap
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10
MAY
2019

Ep 12: "There's always a way to work towards your dreams" - Erica Blocker

As children we are encouraged to keep on dreaming, to pursue our dreams … and then as adults we’re told to stopped dreaming, to “grow up” in fact.

On this episode Nevelia Moloi interviews Erica Blocker, our first guest beyond SA borders, who says dreams are crucial to our wellbeing and urges us to keep on dreaming. Erica is a life coach and side business success strategist. She’s also the Founder of Moms with Dreams University, so there’s a special message for moms who feel their dreams have gone to early retirement.

Erica also offers advice on how you can maximise your time, how to find your confidence, and move from simply thinking about something, to implementing it.

If you’ve become disillusioned about pursuing your dreams, this is a must-listen episode.

#HWaW #HungryWomanatWork #workingwomen #work #womenatwork #lifecoach #maximisetime #pursueyourdreams #dreams
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24
APR
2019

Ep 11: "You can turn your passion into profit" - Miabo Enyadike

“I turned my house into a gallery”

There was once a time when work, and passion were two distinct things. In this episode, Nevelia Moloi speaks to Miabo Enyadike, a businesswoman who makes a living off her passion, which is art. Miabo is an artpreneur and founder of Art Miabo and she shares how she’s turned her craft into a profitable career.

How’s this for a quotable quote: “If you drop a Nigerian in the Sahara Desert, they will sell sand to the people that have been living there!” Miabo says there are many things we can learn from Nigerian women, such as tenacity, innovation, and how to run a business with no electricity.

You’ll feel challenged to look at your hobbies and passion projects with new eyes.

Listen now and subscribe to Hungry Woman at Work to receive regular episodes.

#hwaw #womenatwork #workingwomen #womeninbusiness #womeninart #art #artpreneur #Nigeria #Nigerianwomen #entrepreneur #passion #passiontoprofit
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06
APR
2019

Ep 10: “What helps me as a working mom is fusing what is common” - Rechelle Jacobs

"There I was working full-time and I was a Masters student and I was pregnant with my second child ... what worked for me there was fusing what is common."

In this episode of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rechelle Jacobs, a statistics lecturer at the University of Western Cape.

As a woman in academia, who is also doing her PhD, Rechelle knows all about the working-mom hustle. She shares how fusing what's common has helped her, and how she's gone from humble beginnings to a woman thriving in her field.

She also reflects on #FeesMustFall, the student movement that has had a huge impact on higher education in South Africa.

Listen now.

#HWaW #WomenInAcademia #WorkingMoms #WorkingMothers #statistics #femaleacademics #FeesMustFall #UWC #humblebeginnings #HungryWomanatWork
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23
MAR
2019

Ep 9: When life throws you curveballs... and how to survive loadshedding

What do you when things don't go the way you planned, when you thought things were going a certain way and then life got, erm, interrupted?

In South Africa right now, there's a national "interrupter" called loadshedding, causing quite some havoc.

In this minisode, Nevelia Moloi asks a few HWaW listeners how they are surviving the interruption of loadshedding - and how they respond when faced with the curveballs of life.

Also listen out for what the epic Black Panther scene featuring Okoye and a raging war rhino has in common with a life interrupted.

#HWaW

Cover photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels
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09
MAR
2019

Ep 8: "There is a client for everybody. Someone needs what you have” with Rezaine Desai

"Even in a saturated market, there is a client for everybody."

Are you dreaming of starting your own business or side hustle but you don't know where the money will come from? Or perhaps you think there are already too many others out there doing the same thing you'd like to start?

In this episode of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rezaine Desai, who runs her own business as a wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer.

Rezaine shares how she left behind a "safe" income to pursue her passion, and the lessons she's learnt along the way. She believes that, even in a saturated market, there is enough for everyone. You've just gotta have faith, she says.

Nevelia also shares about different funds that are specifically aimed at funding women enterprise. Listen now!

#HWaW #WomenInBusiness #StartOwnBusiness
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25
FEB
2019

Ep 7: Kholofelo Tsoloane “The uniform does not change who I am”

Have you ever walked into a meeting and been “the only” one of “your kind” in a room? As a young woman working in the military being “the only” is a regular occurrence for our guest on this episode. Yet she has determined to not let the uniform change who she is.

In episode 7, Nevelia Moloi chats to Kholofelo Tsoloane, a biokineticist working in the South African Military Health Services. Kholo knows what it is to be the only female in a male-dominated environment. Yet she has found ways to keep her feminine soul thriving.

If you’re struggling with time management and punctuality, Kholo fills us in on how the army can help you!

And in the listener question section, we talk about how to not let a lack of resources stand in the way of your creativity.
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10
FEB
2019

Ep 6: Julie Cunningham "The more secure a leader is the more she'll raise up those behind her"

"The more secure a woman leader is the more she’s prepared to raise up those behind her"

In this episode, Nevelia Moloi chats to Julie Cunningham, a woman who's been in media for many years and is now a business consultant specialising in strategic communications.

Julie - whose had stints at Carte Blanche, eNCA and CNN - speaks about women in media, the importance of being secure in yourself as a leader, and how to not compromise on family values.

She also tells about the miraculous power of a cup of tea in a busy mom's life!
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