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“I am attending Lift Effects Extraordinary Lady Speaks Conference and STAR Awards Ceremony on 17 June 2017”-Muzvare Betty Makoni

I am so excited to announce that I will be attending Lift Effects Extraordinary Lady Speaks Conference and STAR Award Ceremony on 17 June 2017. Shhhhh but I have to say this is five days before my birthday and so when you meet me please say happy birthday lol.  This is an event I would never miss as it comes at a time when I want to be inspired and share inspiration. If you have not done so please register and get your tickets on www.lifteffects.org. All information is on this website.

Right, some more information I would like to share is about the Founder and CEO of Lift Effects, Sandra Nelson. She is an amazing woman who through leadership and exemplary living as a Christian has dedicated her life to supporting the empowerment of women. She is a Deaconess for her church but out here in the world, she is an inspiring woman leader gifted with calmness, love, passion, and generosity. Sandra does all in her capacity to give something and no matter how big or small. She is a great listener and so during this conference, she listens to every woman. There is something for me o emulate through her leadership style.

Last time I attended Lift Effects I wore the wrong colour of the dress. Honestly, ladies, there is a time one has to dress up and lift their head up and just be confident. My red top and black skirt betrayed everything. Dress code is green. I have seen green mixed with white. It is a colour that when it comes together it shows life in its fullness.

I was honoured to present an award to the overall winner.  That was an honour.

And to our charity Girl Child Network Worldwide, Sandra Nelson donated. This year she chose us as her favourite charity. We are so delighted.

Muzvare Betty Makoni featured guest speaker at Dynamic women`s movement forum

Today Friday 24 July 2015, Muzvare Betty Makoni is featured guest speaker at dynamic women`s movement which is brainchild of Music icon and activist Magdalene Adanaike. Friends and families are welcome. The event is free

 

‘Women account for under a third of those in self-employment, but over half the increase in self-employment since the recession started in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011 women accounted for an unprecedented 80% of the new self-employed. (Labour Force Survey, Office of National Statistics 2013).Women account for under a third of those in self-employment, but over half the increase in self-employment since the recession started in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011 women accounted for an unprecedented 80% of the new self-employed. (Labour Force Survey, Office of National Statistics 2013)’.

Much still needs to be done to support female entrepreneurs, as many of these enterprises are starting from the ‘Kitchen Table’ so to say and usually a one man band. Many experience isolation and eventually discouragement due to lack of drive, motivation and support. A woman would normally start a business because she may have had a personal experience that would have kick started that idea within her. However, with all the good will in the world without proper network and mentorship around her that idea will soon fizzle out. According to a report by Babson College Professor Donna J Kelley, the report’s lead author  “In most economies around the world, there are fewer women than men starting and running new businesses, but there are even fewer running mature ones,” “This raises a red flag about the ability of women to easily transition from starting to sustaining their businesses.”

More women need to believe in their own capabilities and develop confidence within themselves to strive for entrepreneurship. Gone are the days that you have a job for life, things are changing and as such many women need to start developing a can do mentality even when all the odds are stalked up against them. Women, are already multi-tasking in their daily activities so the belief in themselves to push for entrepreneurship should not be an insurmountable task.

Entrepreneurship is opportunity driven and many women not schooled in entrepreneurship may find it difficult to switch. One piece of advice I would personally offer at this point is; finding out what you are passionate about and how you could help yourself and others and obviously make money from it.

Success is failing but rising again. The fear of failure should not stop anyone from taking that leap of faith, many established entrepreneurs we read off today especially leading female entrepreneurs. All faced discrimination and failures at one point, but have been able to turn those experiences around to be globally celebrated and acknowledged.

Now it’s your turn – nothing should stop you from making that move.

Dynamic Womens Movement (DWM) has been set up especially to help and support women both at the start of an unsure idea to women who are already established and running with their ideas. No one should feel alone when support is out there for you.

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Poetry to celebrate Tantra Zawadi new poetry book-Bubbles

Now available on Amazon
Now available on Amazon

The Bubbles bubbling me-Betty Makoni celebrating new book by Tantra Zawadi 

“Tantra-zawadi’s new collection is a must to read. It bubbles through every corner of the world. The symbolic bubble lofted in the air will leave many with multiple meanings of the beauty of life — a dose of inspiration — bringing the world closer to peace and hope. I am permanently inspired by Tantra-zawadi. She is not only a poet — she is my hero. Let history not leave out those who remained on the ground inspiring communities and breaking taboos whilst at the same time uniting the global village. I fully endorse this book and I ask every human being in the world to bubble their lives with this amazing great piece of art.
— Betty Makoni, Founder of the Girl Child Network and a 2009 Top Ten CNN Hero

“A work of love — what Tantra-zawadi makes — what she achieves through her art, envisioning, she says, the ‘unseen reality.’ A sublime soulfulness suffuses it, pungent like incense, subtle sinuous trans-formation shape-shifts as a genie might, rustled by a reedless wind.

Bubbles: One Conscious Breath by Tantra-zawadi available now onClick here

My youthfulness

My girlhood

My innocence

My imagination

All soaking soap in water

Forming just bubbles

Forming something to blow gently up

All bubbling with bubbles

 

My head high up

Blowing gently

Blowing up and up

Just gently lifting another woman up

Just gently lifting another girl up

As well lifting self-up

Softly blowing their heroism up

Softly cheering their up and even up

Till one, two, three and a hundred bubbles blown

Small ones blew out faster

Now with art to be gentle and make them bigger

Breathing my life air, giving the breath I take

 

All bubbling bubbles

Bubbling my inner bubbles

The dance with bubbles up and up

The song to all my bubbles up and up

The ceremony to count all up

My imagination as a girl

Would that one day not an atomic bomb

Not a day a mass weapon that blows

Just a peaceful bubble

Nothing tearing life

Just bubbles Tantra poetically twined

Bubbling round the world

Putting rockets and bombs to shame

Peace and bubbling like bubbles

All bubbling with bubbles