The second edition of the annual beauty pageant Miss Women Empowerment 2017 will be held on the 28th of October at Avani Gaborone Resort and Casino. The pageant is the brainchild of Letsweletse Motshidiemang and it was inaugurated last year.
Motshidiemang told Weekend Life that the core objective of the pageant is to empower and uplift women as they cannot easily support each other on their own. “We want to motivate, and show support to women so that they can be able to help each other, and this pageant is the right platform of doing that.” He also added that the pageant is aimed to promote ambitious and confident young women who will be role models and exemplary leaders in their communities.
Motshidiemang said this year‘s event will be bigger and better as compared to the previous one. He said the pageant has managed to secure sponsors who are assisting accordingly towards the growth of the pageant. “We are looking forward to host a better and colorful event, because we also want this project to grow into something that our women can benefit a lot from,” he added. Motshidiemang also observed that for the event to be hosted at Avani is a sign of significant growth as compared to last year when it was held at the University of Botswana amphitheater.
The founder also said last year‘s event did not live to expectation and he assures that this time around everything is on board to deliver a better finale on the night which he terms ‘the gold night’. He further mentioned that Miss Women Empowerment pageants are not only focusing on empowering women in the society, but also targets women who are in prison. He stated that recently the pageant management team together with pageant contesters visited Gaborone and Mahalapye women’s prisons.
“The purpose of the visits to prison was to reach this women in prison because most of the times they are left behind when it comes to empowerment issues. Contestants interacted with ladies, to give them hope and inspiration and support that they need in this difficult times” He added. Motshidiemang also accompanied by Alpha Direct said that they also managed to donate toiletry to women.
He said due to financial constraints there is no prize money for the winners, and the reward for the winner is that the queen will be taken out on trip to Durban free of charge courtesy of Ciao Travel and Tours, one of the sponsors. The pageant sponsors include; Ciao and Travel Tours, Women to Women magazine, Absolute Boutique, Pearls and Lillies, Afro Basket amongst others.
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On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.
The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.
Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.
With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).
Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / email@example.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.